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$8,000 a week drawing COVID nurses from Colorado, other states to hard-hit areas

Dire need for staff in places like Fargo, North Dakota, has created a new class of traveling nurses

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In Colorado and across the U.S., people are proving to be the weakest link for coronavirus exposure apps

Data from early-adopter governments suggests even those who download the app and use it might not follow directions at the most critical juncture

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Mask-wearing mandates in Colorado, other states leave big gaps in protection

As new COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge, many public health experts wonder whether it’s time to move beyond the anything-goes approach toward more standardization and higher-quality masks

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The best coronavirus warning system? Poop and pooled spit, Colorado State University says

Emerging research suggests infected people start shedding the coronavirus in their poop early in their infection, and possibly days before they begin shedding it from their mouths and noses

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If Coloradans approve Proposition 115, middle America’s “abortion desert” would be expanded

In 1967 — six years before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision protected the right to an abortion in the U.S. — Colorado became the first state to pass a law widening access to legal abortion

Making money off masks, coronavirus-gear chain store with location in Colorado aims to become obsolete

With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, especially inside malls, the owners of COVID-19 essentials have seized on the empty space

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Not pandemic-proof: Insulin copay caps fall short in Colorado and other states, fueling underground exchanges

Colorado’s cap does nothing for the majority of people with employer-sponsored plans or those without insurance coverage. According to the state chapter of Type 1 International, an insulin access advocacy group, only 3% of patients with Type 1 diabetes under 65 could benefit from the cap.

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COVID exodus fills vacation towns, including Colorado’s high-country destinations, with new medical pressures

From the shores of Long Island to the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, traditional vacation destinations have seen a major influx of affluent people relocating to wait out the pandemic

Opposition to Obamacare becomes political liability for Cory Gardner and other Republican incumbents

Despite Cory Gardner’s multiple votes to repeal the ACA, he has largely avoided talking about the measure during the 2020 campaign