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Justin Fox: The (not-so) great COVID-19 versus flu comparison 6.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
It’s definitely the worst such pandemic to come along in 60 years and probably the worst in a century.
As a plague sweeps the land, zealots see a gift from heaven 1.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Extremist pastors are using the COVID-19 pandemic to push their conservative religious ideologies.
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Colorado kindergarten vaccinations were up pre-pandemic, but officials worry for coming year 1.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
About 91% of kindergarten students in Colorado got the vaccine protecting against measles, mumps and rubella last school year, up from about 87% the year before, said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, during a call with reporters Friday.
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Kafer: Want to convince me to wear a mask? Here’s what not to do. 17.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
As a college instructor I normally teach students how to be more persuasive but today I’ll be giving pointers on how to be as unpersuasive as possible. Want to convince a skeptical friend, acquaintance, or stranger to wear a mask to curb transmission of COVID-19? By the end of this column you’ll know exactly how to fail that quest.
Squirrel in Jefferson County tests positive for bubonic plague 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Both humans and household animals can become infected with the plague without proper precautions.
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Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid coronavirus 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
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Second wave of coronavirus cases? Experts say we’re still in the first 21.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
What's all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases?
Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths increase slightly amid general downward trend 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Colorado, which have declined steadily since late April, increased slightly on Monday, with 25 additional people hospitalized with the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Gov. Jared Polis asks federal officials for help with vaccines, PPE during Colorado’s flu season 9.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday asked federal health officials for help Coloradans prepare for the flu season that will arrive later this year, including by making sure there is widespread access to flu vaccines and that health care workers have enough personal protective equipment.
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NFL players both eager and anxious to return during coronavirus pandemic 6.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they’ll feel better by game day.
Kristof: Let’s remember that the coronavirus is still a mystery 22.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Some conservatives scoffed that the coronavirus was like the flu, which was utterly wrong. Some liberals foresaw a disastrous outbreak when Jerry Falwell Jr. kept Liberty University open this spring, and that never happened. Viruses are complicated.
More than 3 weeks into safer-at-home, Colorado leaders see promising signs — but are girding for the long fight 21.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
So far, so good. That's the restrained refrain espoused by Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado's public health officials three weeks after the statewide stay-at-home mandate ended and a new, longer-term safer-at-home phase began.
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Ask Amy: My son’s boyfriend is HIV-positive 17.5.2020 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Dear Amy: When my son "Steven," came out (a few years ago), I struggled at first. All I want is for him to be in a happy, secure, fulfilling relationship with someone (of whatever gender).
How will the coronavirus pandemic end? History gives us a glimpse 12.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes.
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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 3: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 3.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post journalists on the coronavirus outbreak on this page.
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Data shows coronavirus creates higher death toll in Colorado than seasonal flu 2.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As of Friday afternoon, 820 people had died of complications from the new coronavirus. By comparison, 701 people - the highest death toll from flu in recent years - died in the 2014-2015 flu season, which lasted from the start of October until mid-May.
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Indigenous people face down zombies and win in ‘Blood Quantum’ 30.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Jeff Barnaby’s latest film speaks to Indigenous futurism and our new COVID-19 reality.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless theories on coronavirus 25.4.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Lysol is for toilet bowls and countertops, not human consumption. The company that manufacturers it felt compelled to emphasize the danger of ingesting it after President Donald Trump’s musings about heat, light and disinfectant in the time of coronavirus.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false hits on watchdogs, voting fraud 13.4.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A look at the president's recent distortions on key elements of the pandemic response and a few other political subjects.
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Masks are having a moment in Colorado, though safety accessory also brings risks 12.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
While no one is arguing that a handmade face covering will ever work as effectively as a medical-grade mask, an increasing number of infectious disease experts and politicians are arguing that some sort of barrier is better than nothing.
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