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Colorado study reveals potential link between air pollution and coronavirus deaths

Living in a community with higher rates of air pollution may be associated with a greater risk of coronavirus infection, hospitalization and death, according to a study released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The study also finds that there is a greater risk of coronavirus infection and severe outcomes in […]

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Colorado hospitals are rapidly vaccinating their staff against coronavirus. Questions remain about the timing of who comes next.

Before dawn Thursday morning, Montana Nash finished another 12-hour shift as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood and hurried to her next appointment. It had been a normal shift by the standards of the current surge of coronavirus across Colorado, which is to say it had been awful. […]

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Why another statewide lockdown is unlikely, even as Colorado’s coronavirus situation worsens each day

Coloradans are more likely to encounter someone with coronavirus now than at any point during the pandemic, state health officials say. Hospitalizations because of COVID-19 have surged to a new high. The state’s health care capacity is at risk of being overwhelmed in a matter of weeks. Yet Gov. Jared Polis has declined to place […]

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Coronavirus is circulating in Colorado at its highest rate since the pandemic began, health officials say

Colorado’s top epidemiologist said Thursday that she believes coronavirus is circulating in the state at its highest rate since the pandemic began. “We believe that there is more COVID-19 circulating in Colorado right now than there has been since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, with the Colorado Department of Public Health […]