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Black and Latino Coloradans are being disproportionately hit by monkeypox as cases rise

The number of monkeypox infections continues to rise in Colorado, but new state data shows evidence that Black and Latino communities have been hit harder. As of Thursday, the state has confirmed 168 cases in Colorado, stretching back to May. A majority of those cases — 94 — have been confirmed in August, though it […]

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Zornio: COVID vaccine misinformation is rampant. But when in doubt, parents can still turn to their pediatricians.

More than 18 million children under age 5 in America are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 according to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  There’s just one problem: Amid rampant misinformation and perceived delay, more than half of parents surveyed with kids under age 5 report not […]

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What does it take to persuade someone to get a COVID vaccine? Patience, understanding and a lot of love.

A year ago, Chris Battelli faced a dilemma with no easy answer. He was a nursing student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, studying for a career serving others in the health care system. He’d worked throughout the pandemic on the front lines, first as a COVID tester and then as someone administering […]

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Littleton Public Schools superintendent says he got death threats over vaccine controversy

Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert said he received death threats and other harassing emails after two videos surfaced on a right-wing Twitter account showing minors unaccompanied by their parents cleared to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic at Heritage High School on Jan. 21. The two videos, posted on Jan. 25, have since […]

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COVID vaccines don’t work for some people. For them, the pandemic remains terrifying.

Two weeks after her first shot of the Moderna COVID vaccine, Lori Welker went in for a blood test. Then she held her breath. The Denver mother of two suffers from EGPA — eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare inflammatory condition. It’s well controlled now, she says, but for years she received twice-a-year infusions of […]

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Littleton Public Schools shuts down vaccine clinics after videos show alleged minors misled staff about age, consent

By Robert Tann, Colorado Community Media Littleton Public Schools will stop hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on school campuses after two videos surfaced on a far-right Twitter account on Jan. 24 showing alleged students misleading clinic staff in order to receive a shot. Neither student appears to have actually gone through with a vaccination, the videos […]