Posted inEnvironment, Health, News, Transportation

WHO says air pollution caps should be much tougher in Colorado, U.S.

The World Health Organization says areas like Colorado’s Front Range counties need stringent new air pollution limits, firing a daunting challenge at Colorado leaders already scrambling to catch up to less-onerous restrictions imposed by the EPA.  The new WHO guidelines released Wednesday, developed by hundreds of scientists around the world, including Colorado State University environmental […]

Posted inCOVID, News

One Colorado scientist’s uphill fight to convince the world that coronavirus spreads through the air

In March of last year, members of the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington state gathered for their weekly rehearsal. It was the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s first statewide stay-at-home order was still more than a week away, and chorale members rehearsed unmasked. In the following days, 87% of those who attended […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Medical science alone can’t stop pandemics. The missing link is leadership.

In Colorado and around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has been a test of leadership. From mask mandates to vaccine distribution, governors, local officials and world leaders have struggled to achieve the necessary levels of cooperation and build public trust. While pundits and many politicians pay lip service to the concept of leadership, the term […]

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Opinion: Patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines would be a blow to safety and health innovation

For decades, the United States has maintained bipartisan opposition to pressure from the World Trade Organization to compromise patent protections covering America’s world-leading biomedical research.  The foremost priority in taking this stance has been to ensure the safety and integrity of medicines available to patients around the world. Secondarily, protecting the intellectual property of U.S. […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Health, Politics and Government

Colorado is now under a stay-at-home order. But what about those without homes?

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered millions of Coloradans to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but the thousands of people experiencing homelessness have few options. State and local agencies are searching for more temporary spaces for individuals experiencing homelessness, and the Springs Rescue Mission in El Paso County is pushing […]

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Homeless shelters and health officials scramble for a plan as coronavirus spreads in Colorado

The public health practices intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 appear relatively simple. Cover your cough, sneeze into your sleeve, wash your hands frequently and distance yourself from others if you are displaying symptoms. But for individuals living in shelters or residing in public spaces, following those precautions may be challenging. “All the preventative […]