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An omicron curveball: At two Colorado hospital systems, most COVID patients aren’t there for COVID

Denver Health and UCHealth report that 60% or more of their patients who are COVID positive are there for other reasons, a change from previous coronavirus waves that comes amid the more contagious omicron variant

Coronavirus

A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.

Indigenous people account for an outsized percentage of homeless people in Denver. Sweeping their camps repeats the historical harms of forced displacement, advocates say.

Equity

What is driving Colorado’s COVID surge? Not even the experts are sure.

In addition to coronavirus cases, delayed health care during the pandemic has come back to haunt Colorado hospitals

Coronavirus

More video visits and more doctor burnout: How the pandemic has changed health care in Colorado

Highlights from The Colorado Sun’s panel discussion on the future of health care

Health

Are Colorado’s latest efforts to get more people vaccinated working?

$100 Walmart gift cards are increasing participation at pop-up vaccination sites by threefold. And Denver Health navigators have called 10,000 refugees and immigrants.

Coronavirus

Two more hospital systems in Colorado will require workers to get vaccinated against coronavirus

The move by UCHealth and Denver Health increases the number of hospitals with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to nearly 20 in Colorado

Coronavirus

Almost everyone in Colorado who eagerly wanted a coronavirus vaccine has gotten one. Now comes the hard part.

Persuading the vaccine hesitant requires trust and dialogue, and that means reaching herd immunity for COVID-19 will take time

Coronavirus

In the Denver Health emergency department, patients and caregivers are scarred by a brutal year

Patients’ wounds hinted at links to the pandemic. So did the emotional damage to workers.

Coronavirus

Opinion: It’s time to admit failure on equality. Let’s use that as our starting point.

We have all heard the expressions of commitment to equality, to a world free of racism and discrimination. Yet the evidence around us clearly shows that we do not live in that world.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Hard lessons from a year in the COVID-19 ward

“Am I going to die?” I try to reassure the patient, but the truth is, we don’t know.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Freeway expansion is the wrong way to spend Colorado’s COVID-19 relief dollars

When the pandemic is behind us, will we want ever-wider highways, more air pollution and increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

Opinion Columns

Fentanyl overdoses are surging in Colorado as the powerful opioid is disguised as other drugs

The number of people who died of fentanyl overdoses in Denver jumped to 119 last year, up from 17 just two years before. Statewide, overdoses involving fentanyl more than doubled.

Health

In Denver, getting the coronavirus vaccine may depend on where you live

The vaccine disparity is statewide, with a higher proportion of whites getting vaccinated. Here’s what public health workers and equity task forces are doing about it.

Coronavirus

Convalescent plasma isn’t quite the coronavirus miracle treatment it was supposed to be. What happened?

Demand for plasma from COVID-19 survivors is low in Colorado, and Denver Health quit using it to treat patients. Now researchers suspect it could help people when they first get sick.

Coronavirus

Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases

By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint

Opinion Columns

Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

At least 70% of Coloradans must get the shot to achieve herd immunity, but it will take more than a $1 million marketing budget to build credibility

Health

On Edge: A coronavirus survivor in Denver finds her footing amid her fears

Elizabeth Torres lost her grandfather to COVID-19. Soon after his death, she began to feel that she was losing herself.

Health

Denver doctors may have found the answer to a pandemic mystery: What happened to all the heart attacks?

A new study looks at the number of cardiac arrest deaths occurring at home in the time of coronavirus, comparing the stay-at-home period to prior months

Coronavirus

Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain

101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.

Health

An increasing number of Colorado coronavirus patients are surviving, and fewer need ventilators

The state's coronavirus mortality rate for hospitalized patients dropped to 10.5% compared to 15.1% in March, according to data shared by major hospital systems in Colorado

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