As pandemic wanes, will burnout fuel exodus of Colorado health care workers?

Dr. Amy Olson spent much of 2020 in a state of fight-or-flight. First, she feared working without enough proactive gear. Then, her sick coworkers struggled to get tested for COVID-19. Amid all that, she grieved over losing patients, some she’d treated for years, to an unyielding disease. Each day brought new challenges and the 49-year-old’s workload grew and grew. As […]

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Meghan King: When I Will Let My 3 Kids Watch My 'RHOC' Episodes

Not now! Meghan King has no plans to show her three children her Real Housewives of Orange County episodes anytime soon. Double Trouble! Celebrity Parents Who Have Welcomed Twins “Lord, no!” the former reality star, 36, recently told Us Weekly exclusively of letting daughter Aspen, 4, and twins Hart and Hayes, 2, watch the Bravo show. “If my children aren’t going to the parties with me, […]

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Colorado will allow COVID-19 vaccine providers to keep doses longer

Amid a push to get more Coloradans– especially teens and people under 30 — inoculated, the state health agency on Thursday relaxed strict rules governing the handling of COVID-19 vaccines by allowing providers to keep doses on hand for up to two weeks. Previously, providers had to administer vaccines within 72 hours or risk having their supply sent elsewhere as […]

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Herd immunity: When will we get there?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “herd immunity” was possibly something you only heard about during flu season or during reports of upticks in measles cases—if at all. But COVID-19 has brought that concept—when an infectious disease is less likely to spread because enough people have immunity either through exposure or vaccination—to the front of our minds. Now that we […]

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No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19

If someone gets a headache or feels a bit under the weather after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s become common to hear them say something like “Oh, it just means my immune system is really working hard.” On the flip side, when people don’t notice any side effects, they sometimes worry the shot isn’t doing its job or their immune […]

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Fauci says U.S. will stay with two doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

The United States will stick with its plan to give millions of Americans two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. The nation’s top infectious diseases expert told the Washington Post that shifting to a single-dose strategy for those two vaccines could leave people less protected, allow more contagious variants to spread and make […]

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'How Boris made me lose 6 stone': Tory MP Will Quince sheds the pounds

‘How Boris made me lose 6 stone’: Tory MP Will Quince (once 20st), sheds the pounds after being inspired by the Prime Minister’s brush with death Welfare minister Will Quince, 38, was horrified to weigh in at 18 st 7 lb last spring The MP for Colchester, in Essex, decided to make a change and shed almost 6 st In eight […]

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The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has innovated in response to the pandemic, providing not only vaccines but also therapies to treat people with COVID-19. But an outdated law designed to spur development of lifesaving drugs risks making new treatments—for COVID-19 as well as other diseases—unaffordable for many Americans. Many pharmaceutical companies rely on the Orphan Drug Act, which President Ronald Reagan […]

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