Colorado state epidemiologist defends use of student quarantines as school leaders call for their end – The Denver Post

The state’s lead epidemiologist defended the use of quarantines for Colorado students potentially exposed to the coronavirus, saying during a news briefing Thursday that the tactic helps slow transmission of the virus. While Dr. Rachel Herlihy acknowledged the quarantines can be disruptive, she said there needs to be a “balanced” approach to the pandemic. “Unfortunately, we are also at a […]

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Missouri ‘Voted for This Lie,’ Says State Rep Trying to Block Medicaid Expansion

It is hard to qualify for Medicaid as an adult in Missouri. Single adults aren’t eligible for coverage through the state’s program — dubbed MO HealthNet — at all, and parents can’t make more than 21% of the federal poverty level: $5,400 in 2021 for a family of three. That was all set to change on July 1 because of […]

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A Mom of 6 Explains Why She’s In a ‘Vulnerable State’ After Getting Potentially Cancerous Moles Removed From Her Face

Rachel Bennett's moles were a part of who she was. "They were like my birthmark, my trademark, something that made me significantly different looking than other people, and I absolutely loved them," she tells Health. So in late January, when the 38-year-old social media influencer and mother of six got the moles on her face removed so that they could […]

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Coronavirus-linked MIS-C behind death of South Carolina teen; first such fatality reported in state

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A rare but dangerous coronavirus-linked inflammatory syndrome that primarily affects children and teens is behind the death of a 17-year-old from South Carolina, health officials in the Palmetto State announced on Friday.  The teen’s death from multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome […]

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State to close temporary COVID-19 overflow site at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center

Colorado emergency management officials announced Tuesday that the medical facility set up in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center last spring will be decommissioned, having served zero patients. “The state’s hospital capacity is expected to meet the healthcare needs of COVID-19 as shown by modeling data and information from hospital partners,” the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced on […]

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COVID-19 vaccine administered to ineligible people in this state

Local response to coronavirus vaccine rollout Florida State Rep. Randy Fine and Houston City Council member Amy Peck join ‘America’s News HQ.’ Some Delaware residents received the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination event over the weekend — despite not yet being eligible to receive the jab, according to state health officials.  On Saturday, at the mass vaccination event […]

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Colorado State University declared campuswide COVID-19 outbreak

Colorado State University followed the pattern set by the University of Colorado Boulder as several weeks of small COVID-19 outbreaks have grown into campuswide spread. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 33 cases linked to six fraternities and sororities at CSU on last week’s outbreak list. This week, the state reported 375 confirmed cases among students across […]

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Colorado to staff state lab around the clock to speed up COVID-19 test results

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that the state is taking steps to clear its COVID-19 testing backlog so that people can get results sooner. The state lab was turning around tests within about 48 hours on average, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said, but as coronavirus cases here and around the country are once again on […]

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The Most Popular Grandparent Nickname in Your State May Surprise You

Growing up, I often felt like my sister and I were the only kids on Earth whose family included a Saba, Safta, Abuelo and Abuela. Grandma and Grandpa? Those words described sweet, elderly strangers. Now, of course, I know that I’m most certainly not unique in having immigrant grandparents. But I’m also continually fascinated by the number of grandparent nickname […]

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