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Colorado’s slim chance at herd immunity is slipping away as people’s COVID-19 protection wanes

Even as thousands of Coloradans are still being infected by the coronavirus each day and as vaccinations roll out to younger children, an unsettling realization is sinking in among the state’s health leaders: The exit door to the pandemic isn’t as close as we once thought it was. Instead, new research is changing how experts […]

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U.S. Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the […]

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Thousands of Coloradans may have already received an extra dose of coronavirus vaccine

An advisory committee to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Friday to discuss whether to recommend booster shots of coronavirus vaccine. But thousands of Coloradans may have already taken matters into their own hands. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the state’s immunization registry shows more than […]

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Answers to readers’ questions on the coronavirus vaccine, masks and the delta variant in Colorado

Ever since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed direction so fast on its latest coronavirus guidance that it practically made cartoon tire-screeching noises, we at The Colorado Sun have been getting a lot of questions from readers. Like, a lot of questions. You want to know about what this means for back-to-school […]

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Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away

Colorado plans to launch a massive, new coronavirus testing program available to schools statewide starting this fall, a measure health officials and educators say is crucial to minimize disruption to the education of kids too young to be vaccinated, particularly as a new Delta variant spreads across the state. Officials at the Colorado Department of […]

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One Colorado scientist’s uphill fight to convince the world that coronavirus spreads through the air

In March of last year, members of the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington state gathered for their weekly rehearsal. It was the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s first statewide stay-at-home order was still more than a week away, and chorale members rehearsed unmasked. In the following days, 87% of those who attended […]

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A solid No. 2 surveillance tool: How a year of testing Colorado’s coronavirus poop has gone

A year ago, testing sewage for COVID-19 was a new fringe science with an attention-grabbing gross-out factor. The words “poop” and “coronavirus” were making headlines across the country. So, what has happened in the interim to all that human-waste sampling and its potential to predict where COVID-19 is spreading? The short answer is that it […]