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U.S. regulators approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12

Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

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117 Colorado nursing homes with COVID outbreaks received both fines and financial assistance from the federal government

1,103 residents died at Colorado nursing homes that had outbreaks, paid fines and pocketed bonuses in 2020, 9Wants to Know found

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FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 within a week

Pfizer isn’t the only company seeking to lower the age limit for its vaccine

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Colorado governor drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Masks are no longer required for gatherings of nine people or fewer in Colorado

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Colorado to offer walk-in coronavirus vaccinations at three sites

The dozens of other vaccination sites in Colorado will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis

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Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases

“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said

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Colorado will open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older starting on Friday

The state was planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public starting in mid-April. Colorado will join at least 12 other states across the country that have already expanded eligibility to the general population or will do so by the end of the week.

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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.

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Colorado will loosen its coronavirus dial system next week, allow bars to reopen across much of the state and end personal gathering limits

Colorado is also removing its limit on personal gathering sizes, though CDPHE notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still strongly recommends avoiding larger gatherings and crowds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Park County’s only primary care doctor retired 8 years ago. A replacement still hasn’t been found.

It’s a stark example of the persistent difficulty in recruiting young talent for the daunting workloads facing Colorado’s most isolated medical outposts.

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Nonprofit launches $1 million TV ad buy against Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option proposal

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, whose members include hospitals and private insurance companies, spent nearly $5 million in 2020 to attack a similar measure abandoned after coronavirus struck

Politics and Government

Colorado set to begin receiving roughly twice as many coronavirus vaccine doses starting in April

Gov. Jared Polis said he’s “confident that summer will be very close to normal”

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Colorado families ask for statewide school cannabis access

Many parents grew emotional at a Senate Education Committee hearing as they explained the difficulties their children face trying to take their medicinal cannabis doses while in school

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“It’s no big deal”: Colorado governor receives coronavirus vaccine, urges others to follow his lead

Jared Polis, 45, said he received the vaccine because he is among about 200 people who were given priority access to ensure continuity of government.

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At Colorado’s rural edges, vaccines help assisted-living facilities reopen their doors

Counties are circumventing bogged-down Walgreens and CVS, the pharmacy chains contracted for the campaign to get vaccines to the elderly

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Colorado governor says “we were lied to” after federal plans to speed up vaccine didn’t prove up

Colorado was expecting to receive 210,000 coronavirus vaccine doses next week. "Now we find out we’ll only get 79,000 next week," Gov. Jared Polis wrote on Twitter.

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On Edge: A veteran Colorado paramedic grapples with coronavirus’ toll on his lungs and sense of self

Jason McGinnis cannot stop asking himself how he contracted COVID-19. He spent eight days in the hospital and is still struggling both physically and mentally to fully recover from the ordeal.

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Colorado lawmakers will get access to COVID-19 vaccine ahead of thousands of others in second phase

Republicans are wary of the plan, with one GOP lawmaker saying he will wait to get inoculated because he feels he is cutting in line

Politics and Government

Colorado’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is confusing and frustrating — but also working, state leaders say

Regional disparities have emerged, as counties, schools and hospitals all chart their own paths

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Colorado man tests positive for more contagious variant of coronavirus found in U.K.

The man, who is in his 20s and is in Elbert County, has no travel history. His infection appears to be the first known case of the variant in the United States.

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