An updated breakdown of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial, with new capacity restrictions under Levels Red and Purple

Here is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s latest breakdown of what restrictions come with each level of Colorado’s color-coded COVID dial, including Level Red — where 15 counties including Denver are headed Friday — and the brand-new Level Purple. The following counties will move to Level Red on Friday, November 20, 2020: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear […]

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The Vaccines Will Probably Work. Making Them Fast Will Be the Hard Part.

The promising news that not just one but two coronavirus vaccines were more than 90 percent effective in early results has buoyed hopes that an end to the coronavirus pandemic is in sight. But even if the vaccines are authorized soon by federal regulators — the companies developing them have said they expect to apply soon — only a sliver […]

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All residents at northern Manitoba care home test positive for COVID-19

Much like Winnipeg’s care homes, Opskwayak Cree Nation is also dealing with a surge of COVID-19 cases in one of its nursing homes as well. An outbreak has been declared at the community’s Rod McGillivary Memorial Care Home. All 28 residents at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19, according to community leaders in a press release. As of Saturday, […]

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Coloradans urged to work from home as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

Gov. Jared Polis and local leaders on Sunday urged Coloradans to work from home as much as possible in the coming weeks to stop the spread of the resurgent coronavirus as the state’s hospitals reported another new record number of COVID-19 patients. Colorado’s hospitals reported a spike in admitted patients with confirmed coronavirus infections Sunday, with 220 new patients admitted […]

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Pandemic

Two years ago, Dr. Kelly McGregory opened her own pediatric practice just outside Minneapolis, where she could spend as much time as she wanted with patients and parents could get all of their questions answered. But just as her practice was beginning to thrive, the coronavirus hit the United States and began spreading across the country. “As an independent practice […]

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Colorado hospitals activate transfer center as facilities fear hitting capacity amid surging COVID-19 infections – The Denver Post

The Colorado Hospital Association activated the state’s Combined Hospital Transfer Center for the first time Friday as some facilities in the state reported concerns about hitting capacity amid record-level coronavirus hospitalizations. Hospitals and heath systems can call the Combined Hospital Transfer Center if they are full and need to transfer patients to other facilities. Hospitals also are having staffing concerns, […]

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Coronavirus: Alberta is ‘past personal responsibility,’ needs strict measures, sociologist says

Albertans who still aren’t following COVID-19 guidelines are not likely to change their ways, according to one sociologist. Dr. Amy Kaler, assistant chair at the University of Alberta’s sociology department, believes officials need to change the environments we all live in rather than rely on citizens to slow the novel coronavirus’ spread. “Telling people to ‘smarten up’ has been effective […]

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Progress in Kidney Care Starts at Home

Come January, there may be many more people like Mary Prochaska. Ms. Prochaska, 73, a retired social worker in Chapel Hill, N.C., has advanced chronic kidney disease and relies on dialysis to filter waste from her blood while she awaits a kidney transplant, her second. But she no longer visits a dialysis center three times a week, the standard treatment. […]

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Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols

Young, healthy people who contract the coronavirus are often asymptomatic, very rarely need hospital care and can transmit the virus to a roommate unwittingly even when following strict quarantine orders, according to two new studies from the U.S. Navy. The findings support the need for strong measures, like daily testing, that go beyond the temperature checks and symptom reporting now […]

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