Colorado to declare racism a public health crisis

Colorado will declare racism a public health crisis following a push by staffers inside the state’s health department to respond to ongoing social-justice protests and the inequities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. Since June, employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have pressed Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan to make such a public declaration and became increasingly […]

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New Colorado marketplace for PPE intended to help businesses restart

A volunteer-run initiative will offer businesses a place to buy personal protective equipment, like masks, for as reasonable a price as they’re likely to get during a pandemic. Energize Colorado, a nonprofit organization started by some of the private-sector volunteers on Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 task forces, opened its online marketplace for protective equipment about two weeks ago. So far, […]

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Colorado’s new safer-at-home phase is not a grand reopening, Gov. Jared Polis says

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday defended his decision to allow some businesses to resume operations next week, saying another month under a stay-at-home mandate wouldn’t eradicate the coronavirus from Colorado — and stressing that the upcoming changes are incremental and not a return to normal life. “We would never classify this as a grand reopening,” Polis said, likening the state’s […]

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F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy. The drug works very quickly, within 48 hours — a significant improvement over currently available antidepressants, which can take two to four […]

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