Rural EMS services in Colorado are underfunded and overworked

Fresh off a 24-hour shift, Clay Trevenen was finishing breakfast at a restaurant in Craig on Sunday morning when a text came in: Anyone available to help transport a patient to Glenwood Springs? The 51-year-old slid the phone to his wife, with whom he’d promised to spend the day. “She said, ‘Are you gonna go?’” Trevenen said. “I said, ‘If […]

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95.3% of Colorado COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

Just over 95% of the 9,891 people with COVID-19 who have been hospitalized in Colorado since mid-January were unvaccinated, according to data released by the state health department for the first time Monday. The data, which further demonstrates the effectiveness of the shots, also shows that 78.7% of the 717 people with COVID-19 who have died in Colorado since April […]

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The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening

The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning. By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Emily Anthes, Sarah Mervosh and Kate Taylor The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged schools on Friday to fully reopen in the fall, even if they cannot take all of the steps the agency recommends to curb the spread of the coronavirus — a […]

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Fitbits Detect Lasting Changes After Covid-19

Some people recovering from a coronavirus infection had an elevated heart rate for months, according to a new study. By Emily Anthes Last spring, when the nation’s Covid-19 cases were soaring and tests were in short supply, some scientists wondered whether a new approach to disease surveillance might be on Americans’ wrists. One in five Americans uses a Fitbit, Apple […]

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Dr. Barbara Murphy, Kidney Transplant Expert, Dies at 56

Dr. Barbara Murphy, a leading nephrologist who specialized in advanced research that focused on predicting and diagnosing the outcomes of kidney transplants, died on Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where she had worked since 1997. She was 56. The cause was glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, her husband, Peter Fogarty, said. Dr. Murphy blended a passion […]

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5 more teens awarded $50,000 scholarships as Colorado expects to reach 70% vaccination goal – The Denver Post

Five more Colorado teens on Friday were awarded $50,000 in Colorado’s vaccine scholarship lottery, as Gov. Jared Polis celebrated an important pandemic milestone while urging more young people to get inoculated against COVID-19. These teens “made the right step to protect themselves and their families,” Polis said during an afternoon news conference. The five winners ranged in age from 12 […]

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Nearly all COVID deaths in U.S. are now among unvaccinated

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine. An Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows that […]

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