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Littwin: The art of persuasion is on life support. Biden’s safety net bill isn’t feeling too good, either

In Colorado, mandate-hesitant Jared Polis is reduced to begging the unvaccinated to get jabbed as the virus returns to the state with a vengeance

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Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children

Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.

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Silverman: Nothing is quite normal, even though we want the pandemic to end

Last week I saw empty movie theaters, shuttered stores and lonely Denver streets — let's trust science and vaccines and get back to live events

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Carman: Take it from a former vaccine skeptic, COVID is the “real deal”

A river guide thought COVID was overblown until he wound up in the hospital with a bad case. Now he's eager to get vaccinated

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Littwin: The debate about vaccines and stem cells is the latest twist. By the way, the pope says it’s “suicidal” not to be vaccinated.

In other news, my grandson’s first-grade class is in COVID quarantine. With luck, he’s got a jab coming sometime in the near future.

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Nicolais: UCHealth’s transplant policy should make the unvaccinated re-evaluate

After UCHealth placed a transplant candidate on inactive status for failure to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the balance between personal choice and accountability become clearer

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Nicolais: Rationing health care should be a scary side effect for the unvaccinated

Other states have recently adopted official crisis of care standards that provide health care providers more flexibility to choose who receives care and who does not

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Douglas County will continue receiving public health services from Tri-County through at least 2022

The county will still have its own board of health in charge of things like local public health orders, but the residents will receive services “as though the county were still a member of TCHD"

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Silverman: Bob Enyart was a man with convictions. They cost him his life.

The pastor and conservative talk radio host who spurned vaccines died recently of COVID-19

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Littwin: I got the booster. The story of why people refuse the vaccine is the story of our time.

In Colorado, the relatively successful rate of vaccinations has kept the delta variant from reaching crisis level. Nearby low-vaccination mountain states are not so fortunate

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Carman: Buckle up! Wild and crazy California politics likely will be on full display in Colorado in 2022

The rhetoric of the expensive and unsuccessful attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom is just a preview of what Colorado will experience in the coming election cycle.

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Douglas County’s next step for its new health department is to find a qualified director

Colorado statute lays out clear requirements for the role, including past experience in public health

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Nicolais: Returning to church service in person brought me an unexpected surprise

After almost two years watching video feeds of services from home, last Sunday seemed to have a special reminder for me

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Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition

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Nicolais: I worked with COVIDCheck Colorado for 6 months — and will always celebrate all we accomplished

Even as COVID-19 spreads, we can recognize the extraordinary work by governments, private groups and individuals to deliver vaccines to Coloradans

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COVID hospitalizations in Colorado reach their highest level since January

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported there were 705 people hospitalized because of the virus at the end of this week

Coronavirus

Smoke from faraway wildfires may be worse for Coloradans than if it came from blazes in their own backyards

Some initial studies have shown that long-range smoke may be more toxic and since one of its characteristics is that its smoky smell disappears, it is sneakier.

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Littwin: The third jab is coming. Should rich countries go to a booster when poor countries are still missing a first shot?

Most of the COVID questions are easy. Unvaccinated kids should wear masks to school. Everyone eligible should get the vaccine. The booster is not quite so clear.

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Littwin: Jared Polis said basically all the right things about how schools can reopen safely. He still got everything wrong

Colorado’s governor agrees that masks in school are important in the age of the delta variant of COVID, but not important enough to mandate them

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Wilson: The Hancock vaccine mandate might be legal, but that doesn’t make it right

There are many of us who feel unease and fear about the coronavirus vaccine and mandates

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