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Colorado está enfrentando dificultades para vacunar a más hispanos. Conoce a la mujer que intenta cambiar eso.

An English-language version of this article can be read here. Julissa Soto llegó temprano a la iglesia el Miércoles de Ceniza, un día tan apropiado como cualquiera para animar a que las personas pensaran en la mortalidad. Últimamente, Soto había estado yendo mucho a la iglesia, parte de un trabajo que ella, como católica devota, […]

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Colorado’s omicron-driven COVID spike has reached record heights. Here’s how to make sense of it.

Colorado’s omicron variant-driven surge in coronavirus infections is obliterating daily records in the state, leading to the most dizzying spike of the pandemic. At the same time, hospitalizations during the spike are rising slower — though still at a worrying rate. The result is a fast-changing situation that is challenging some of the state’s foremost […]

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COVID outbreaks have shut down some Colorado schools. Will holidays and cold weather make things worse?

When COVID-19 swept through an elementary, middle and high school in Pagosa Springs in November, many kids in Archuleta School District #50 JT once again had to abandon the classroom to learn at home. Along with shutting down the high school for five school days amid a string of staff absences, the rural southwest Colorado […]

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Colorado’s governor always said hospital capacity would dictate a new mask mandate. So why hasn’t he issued one?

In early August, as coronavirus infections and hospitalizations first began rising in Colorado following a summer lull, Gov. Jared Polis stood before reporters to answer questions about the worrying trend. Asked when he might consider reissuing a statewide mask mandate or other such aggressive virus-fighting actions, he was clear. “We will not overwhelm our hospitals,” […]

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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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How programs across Colorado aim to end “period poverty” with free tampons and pads

As the new school term begins at Denver Public Schools, students who menstruate may be surprised to find new additions near the paper towels and soap in girls’, all-gender and teacher restrooms: free tampons and menstrual pads. While many private and public schools in the state have tampons and pads available for sale in restrooms, […]