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9-2-21 More Than 500,000 Children Nationwide Test Positive for COVID in Three Weeks Since Schools Reopened
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reveals that more than 500,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus within…

9-2-21 Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19
A study involving more than 340,000 people in Bangladesh offers some of the strongest real-world evidence yet that mask use can help communities slow the spread of Covid-19.

9-2-21 COVID Medical Bills Are About to Get Bigger
Americans will most likely pay significantly more for COVID medical care during this new wave of cases — whether that is a routine coronavirus test or a lengthy hospitalization.

9-1-21 WHO now tracking Mu COVID variant, warns it could be more resistant to vaccines
The World Health Organization added a coronavirus strain called Mu, which was first detected in Colombia in January, to its “Variants of Interest” list on Monday.

9-1-21 Delta variant: ‘A lot of our school systems’ are at risk of closing amid surges, doctor warns
Children are accounting for a larger number of COVID-19 cases as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads rapidly. 

9-1-21 Texas district closes schools after covid kills two teachers in one week
A Central Texas school district is temporarily closing after two teachers died of covid-19 in the same week, while parents and legislators in the state continue to clash over mask mandates in classrooms.

8-31-21 CDC says travelers should avoid Puerto Rico, Switzerland, other destinations due to COVID
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two U.S. territories to its list of destinations with “very high” COVID-19 risk, advising Americans against traveling to those locations.

8-31-21 11-year-old placed on ventilator with COVID as Texas mom blames in-person school
An 11-year-old girl is showing signs of improvement in her battle against COVID-19, which her mom says she likely caught at her Texas school.

8-31-21 South Africa’s scientists monitor new Covid-19 variant as the pandemic evolves
Due to the fast evolving nature of the pandemic, this new variant from South Africa—the continent’s worst hit country with over 2.8 million cases—poses new challenges to regional efforts to contain the pandemic.

8-28-21 At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe
Helpless to improve her infant son’s breathing as he was about to be intubated, Catherine Perrilloux did the only thing that came naturally…

8-28-21 Judge strips Chicago mother of parental rights for not being vaccinated
A Chicago mother is appealing a court order that revoked her parental visiting rights because she declined to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

8-26-21 Why Hawaii ‘hitting the pause button’ on travel is turning heads
Hawaii was the summer poster child of what a U.S. travel rebound could look like, but now it’s quickly turning into what could be a nightmare fall.

8-14-21 Texas Judge Says No ICU Beds For Kids: ‘Your Child Will Wait For Another Child To Die’
A Texas judge spelled out the dire COVID-19 situation for young people in the state on Friday, telling a news conference that “in Dallas, we have zero ICU beds left for children.”

8-14-21 An elementary school teacher was beaten on the first day of the new semester by a father angry about a mask mandate
A teacher in California was punched by a parent who was angry about the school’s mask mandate.

8-13-21 COVID-stricken Oregon deploys National Guard to hospitals
Oregon’s governor said Friday she will send up to 1,500 National Guard troops to hospitals around the state to assist healthcare workers who…

8-13-21 In a SC hospital’s COVID wing, ‘this team is scared,’ doctor says amid latest spike
Inside one of Lexington Medical Center’s COVID-19 wing, made up of more than 20 rooms, Jenna Paul, a registered nurse puts on a hair net and…

8-13-21 Florida COVID deaths rise as delta spreads; infections hit 21,600 a day
Florida continues to see record COVID-19 infections across the state. Now, deaths are rising too. The state reported 151,415 infections from Aug. 6-12, according to the state Department of Health.

8-13-21 Florida school district rattled by Covid-related teacher deaths days before classes begin
Two teachers and one teaching assistant died this week from complications of Covid-19, rattling a school district in southern Florida only days before…

8-13-21 Short-staffed hospitals battling COVID surge after opting not to staff up
Florida’s latest COVID-19 wave is making Bob Gortney, an intensive care nurse in Fort Myers, think twice about his two decades in medicine.

8-12-21 Rates of children hospitalized with COVID have reached an all-time high in the US
Average daily hospitalizations of children with COVID have reached an all-time high of 239.

8-11-21 Children’s hospitals are swamped with Covid patients — and it may only get worse
The number of kids infected with Covid-19 is soaring as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads and schools reopen, pushing children’s hospitals around the country to the brink

8-7-21 New COVID Outbreaks Traced To Recent Outdoor Concerts
The general rule of thumb when it came to COVID-19 was that outside was safer. Suddenly, picnics were all the rage and everyone was into walking and hiking again. Unfortunately, now with the return of large events…

8-7-21 Vaccine-resistant lambda variant is in the US
A new coronavirus mutation known as the lambda variant that is thought to have increased resistance to vaccines has appeared in the United States.

8-6-21 Vaccines less protective in Colorado county with Delta variant surge – CDC study
COVID-19 infections in a Colorado county with a Delta variant surge this spring were more common among fully vaccinated people than in the state’s other counties where it was circulating at lower levels, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Friday showed.

8-6-21 Doctors fear Delta variant may be more dangerous for children: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’
Emergency room doctors say they are admitting alarming numbers of children with severe symptoms from the Covid-19 Delta variant.

8-6-21 Vaccinated parents’ new worry: Can I transmit Covid to my unvaccinated kids?
When Kate Eichelberger and her husband got their Covid-19 vaccinations, they felt a sense of protection — not just for themselves, but for their young children…

8-6-21 Baby girl with Covid-19 airlifted 150 miles because of Houston hospital bed shortage
An 11-month-old girl with Covid-19 is stable and no longer intubated one day after she was airlifted to a Texas hospital 150 miles away because of a shortage of pediatric beds in the Houston area.

8-6-21 Florida’s new COVID high: 19,000 cases a day, worst since pandemic started
More Floridians are contracting COVID-19 and filling hospital beds than at any point since the pandemic started 17 months ago.

8-6-21 US now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day
The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in yet another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant has spread through the country.

8-5-21 ‘Only So Many Beds’: 1,600 Patients Were Admitted To Single Florida Hospital System In A Day
A hospital chain in Florida’s Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, admitted an astounding 1,600 patients in a single day.

8-5-21 CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated
 CNN has fired three employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

8-5-21 Just before schools reopen, Charlotte sees ‘dramatic uptick’ in COVID cases in kids
Three weeks before many Mecklenburg County kids return to school, one Charlotte doctor warned about a “dramatic uptick” in COVID-19 cases among children.

8-5-21 You can be fined up to $750,000 in Canada for fake COVID-19 documents
As the Delta variant continues to soar worldwide, there are concerns of unvaccinated Americans crossing the border starting Monday who may present fake vaccine documentation as many travel measures will be reduced.

8-5-21 Masks could be required for students after all, but the state would pay for students to leave
Florida’s school districts may be able once again to require that students wear masks, and parents might get vouchers to send their children to private schools if they disagree.

8-5-21 Schools Expected to Leave Virtual Learning Behind in the Fall, but the Delta Variant Is Forcing a Change in Plans
Public school leaders in Des Moines, Iowa had planned on teaching all their elementary school students face-to-face this fall. But weeks…

8-5-21 Israel vaccinated fast and looked like it had beaten COVID-19. It just brought back a swathe of restrictions amid a Delta surge.
Israel reintroduced a raft of new restrictions amid a surge of the Delta coronavirus variant. It comes after the country speedily…

8-5-21 Nearly 72K children test positive in the past week; heart problems associated with vaccines are uncommon, study shows: COVID-19 updates
As the school year approaches in most of the country, there’s increasing evidence — both numerical and anecdotal — of children’s vulnerability…

8-4-21 With the Delta Variant on the Rise, Experts Explain Why Your Face Mask Is Overdue for an Upgrade
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again overhauled its mask guidance this week, asking all Americans to go back to wearing face masks in indoor public spaces and in crowded…

8-4-21 Pediatrician Says She’s More Worried Than Ever About Children Amid Delta Surge
A Texas pediatrician has warned she is “more worried for children than I have ever been” as the virulent delta coronavirus strain takes hold…

8-3-21 Japan warns of unprecedented COVID spread as cases hit record in Olympic host city
Japan warned on Wednesday that coronavirus infections were surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo…

8-3-21 CDC and doctors call for masks in school. Will states, schools follow guidelines?
Amid mounting COVID-19 transmission before children return to classrooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called Tuesday for mask-wearing in schools among students, staff and teachers to protect children who aren’t eligible for vaccines.

7-31-21 Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases
Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic…

7-31-21 2 travelers to Canada gave false COVID vaccination information. They were each fined almost $20K
Two travelers trying to enter Toronto from the U.S. were each fined nearly $20,000 after providing false information related to proof of…

31-21 The US reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday – the highest single-day spike since February
The figure is the highest since February and comes amid the spread of the more contagious Delta variant.

7-30-21 CDC warns that ‘war has changed’ with variant now infecting vaccinated people
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a stern warning about the delta variant of…

7-30-21 Majority of COVID-19 cases at large public events were among vaccinated -U.S. CDC study
A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that three-quarters of individuals who became infected with COVID-19 at public events in a Massachusetts county had been fully vaccinated.

7-28-21 The Delta Variant Is More Contagious. Here’s What It Means For You.
The Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 is often described as highly transmissible. So, what does that actually mean?

7-28-21 Change in CDC masking guidance met with relief from experts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its masking guidance Tuesday, recommending that everyone, whether they are vaccinated or not, wear a mask indoors in places where… 

7-27-21 CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: ‘This new science is worrisome’
The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said.

7-27-21 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its masking guidance Tuesday, recommending that everyone, whether they are vaccinated or not, wear a mask indoors in places where the coronavirus is spreading widely. 

7-27-21 Bridge club reports first “breakthrough” COVID case
The place where it all began in Colorado Springs — the  American Contract Bridge League Unit 360 — has reported a breakthrough COVID-19 case.

7-26-21 Everyone should mask up, because kids aren’t vaccinated
The official guidance for COVID-19 safety is becoming more chaotic by the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says…

7-26-21 How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the coronavirus
The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered…

7-25-21 ‘Upset and frustrated’: Blue Valley parents who are doctors want school mask mandate
Parents in the Blue Valley School District who are also physicians on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic expressed frustration and…

7-25-21 Former surgeon general predicts mandatory vaccines in military after full FDA approval
Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday predicted that the U.S. military would mandate coronavirus vaccinations once the shots…

7-26-21 Everyone should mask up, because kids aren’t vaccinated
The official guidance for COVID-19 safety is becoming more chaotic by the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says…

7-25-21 Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge
Like many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when…

7-25-21 American Airlines passenger who refused to wear a mask screamed for 10 minutes during her arrest, reports say
An American Airlines passenger caused significant disruption to a flight in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask or exit the plane.

7-25-21 How to keep unvaccinated kids COVID-safe in Kansas City? Doctors know just what to do
With no COVID-19 vaccine available yet for children younger than 12, parents are asking how to keep them safe, especially now with the highly contagious delta variant gripping the metro and schools starting up…

7-24-21 COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day – the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rule
Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data.

7-21-21 US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation
COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.

7-21-21 The FDA may not fully approve a COVID-19 vaccine until January. Here’s why
Pfizer last week provided additional details about applying for full FDA approval of its COVID-19 shot

7-21-21 Georgia boy who ‘brought joy to everything’ dies of Covid amid surge
Wyatt Gibson loved superheroes so much that he was always wearing a cape. Wyatt, 5, loved horses, dogs, trees, flowers and, really, anything else that kept him outdoors

7-21-21 Why Colorado won’t add new mask rules as Delta variant spreads
The more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Colorado, but Gov. Jared Polis dismissed the need for new public health restrictions to stop its spread.

7/21/21 Why the delta variant is more contagious and prevalent in younger populations
There is still much to learn about the delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Here’s some of what we know now, including why it’s more contagious and how symptoms can differ.

7-20-21 U.S. warns travelers to avoid U.K. as long as delta variant of COVID is rampant, and study finds India death toll likely 10 times higher than official count
One day after the U.K. lifted its COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its citizens to gather maskless in bars, restaurants and night clubs, the U.S. upgraded travel warnings to urge Americans not to travel there as long as the delta variant continues to spread rapidly.

7-20-21 CDC says ‘no plans to update’ school mask guidance after pediatrics group breaks from White House
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Fox News on Tuesday that the agency has “no plans to update” mask use recommendations. 

7-20-21 Texas hospital reports its 1st case of lambda COVID-19 variant
A major Texas hospital system has reported its first case of the lambda COVID-19 variant, as the state reels from the rampant delta variant.

7-19-21 Mask mandates make a return – along with controversy
Two months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated individuals didn’t need to wear masks in most settings, a growing number of experts are warning it’s time to put them back on.

7-19-21 The Olympics are already being ravaged by COVID-19 – and some athletes are pulling out of the games
Several Olympians have already tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Tokyo. As of Monday, there were 61 positive cases tied to the Olympics.

7-19-21 Deaths up 25% from two weeks ago; cases rising in every state: Live COVID-19 updates
New coronavirus cases rose in all 50 states on Sunday for the fourth day in a row on a rolling seven-day average, an ominous run not seen since the spring 2020 surge.

7-19-21 L.A. County Reports 4 New Covid-19 Deaths And 1635 New Positive Cases After Reintroduction Of Masking Mandate – Update
On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced four new deaths, 1,635 new cases of infection, and 508 current hospitalizations. 

7-19-21 Deaths up 25% from two weeks ago; cases rising in every state: Live COVID-19 updates
New coronavirus cases rose in all 50 states on Sunday for the fourth day in a row on a rolling seven-day average, an ominous run not seen since the spring 2020 surge.

7-18-21 3 Texas Democrats test positive for coronavirus in Washington, DC
Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for the coronavirus in Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.

7-18-21 People unvaccinated against Covid-19 risk the most serious virus of their lives, expert says
With vaccination rates still not at the threshold needed to stop the spread of Covid-19, most Americans who are unprotected will likely contract the rapidly spreading Delta variant, one expert said

7-16-21 Family says 15-year-old Mesa County girl died after testing positive for COVID-19 delta variant
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The family of 15-year-old Kaci Loux is remembering her silly and sweet personality.

7-16-21 After a Steep Plunge in Virus Cases, Every State Is Seeing an Uptick
The number of new coronavirus cases is increasing in every state, setting off a growing sense of concern from health officials who are warning…

7-15-21 COVID-19 sniffing police dogs make US debut
BRISTOL COUNTY, Mass. (NewsNation Now) — The Bristol County Sheriff’s office in Massachusetts announced they will be the first law enforcement with K-9s trained to detect COVID-19.

7-13-21 7 Children in ICU, 2 on Life Support, Battling COVID in Mississippi as State Sees Surge in Delta Variant
Severe COVID-19 cases are on the rise among children in Mississippi.
There are currently seven children in intensive care units, with two on a ventilator, due to a surge in cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19

7/7/21 A leading US disease expert says there’s “no doubt in my mind” vaccinated people are helping spread Delta
Vaccinated people are well protected from severe illness and death even as the Delta variant surges. But it’s possible for fully vaccinated people to be asymptomatic and spread COVID-19 to others.

7/7/21 Houston Breakout of Delta COVID Variant Should Be “Wake-Up-Call”
A virologist from Texas A&M University warned that the COVID-19 Delta variant should be a “wake-up call to communities,”…

7-6-21 Covid Protections Kept Other Viruses at Bay. Now They’re Back
When we masked and stayed home, we were shielded from winter viruses. As we get back to normal, some will resurge—and our immune systems may not be prepared.

7/6/21 Delta variant is causing more than 80% of new COVID-19 infections in 4 US states
Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Connecticut have the highest proportion of Delta cases, Scripps Research data shows.

7-2-21 Here are the summer hotspots in the US where COVID-19 is resurging
COVID-19 hotspots are emerging across the country, fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, in California, Nevada, Missouri and Arkansas.

6-30-21 85 teens, staffers get coronavirus at summer camp that didn’t require masks or check vaccine status
More than 80 teens and adults have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a central Illinois summer camp that didn’t check their vaccination status or require masks indoors, state health officials said.

6/22/21 Two people are dead after Covid-19 outbreak hit a government building
Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida.

6-18-21 CDC director warns delta variant could soon become dominant coronavirus strain in US
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned Friday that a highly contagious variant of the novel coronavirus that was first detected in India could soon become…

6-22-21 Delta variant now detected in nearly every state
Cases of the more contagious and more deadly delta variant have now been detected in nearly every state, while vaccination rates are lagging in large parts of the country.

6/14/21 Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant
HONOLULU — Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19.

6/7/21 The Delta Virus Variant Has the World on Edge
In the Chinese province of Guangdong, authorities are rushing to quash an outbreak of a worrying Covid-19 variant before it can spread. Officials…

5-24-21 2,500 unruly U.S. airline passengers reported in 2021
Airlines have filed about 2,500 unruly-passenger reports with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this year, including 1,900 reports of…

5-15-21 Hawaii health officials warn of clusters involving luaus, performing arts
The Hawaii Department of Health this week is investigating several clusters associated with a luau production company on Maui and performing arts center on Oahu.

5-15-21 After CDC issues mask guidelines, Disney, Walmart and Trader Joe’s issue new policies — Uber and Lyft say nothing will change
Not all companies are following the CDC guidelines. The grocery store chain Kroger said Friday it ‘continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks’

5-15-21 Bodies of COVID-19 victims among those dumped in India’s Ganges -govt document
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Bodies of COVID-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state government said in a letter seen by Reuters, the first official acknowledgement of an alarming practice…

WHO Chief: Rich Nations Vaccinating Kids Is ‘Moral Catastrophe’ Amid Global Shot Shortage
The head of the World Health Organization issued a strongly worded plea to wealthy nations on Friday: Giving COVID-19 vaccines to children is a “moral catastrophe”…

5-13-21 CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings
The CDC announced new public health recommendations on masks Thursday.

5-7-21 Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 156 million and India counts record of 414,000 new cases in a day
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 156 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 3.25 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in…

5-6-21 Over quarter of new coronavirus cases in Colorado involve kids, data shows
Over a quarter of new coronavirus cases in Colorado at the end of last month occurred in kids and teens through age 19. The 0-19 age bracket accounted for more cases than the 40-59 group, but it was the 20-39…

5-6-21 Coronavirus in Colorado: Thursday, May 6, 2021 evening update
According to updated data released on Thursday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:

5-7-21 Younger patients causing Florida to have among the highest COVID hospital rates in country
As state and local officials drop mandates on COVID-19 restrictions, the virus continues to circulate throughout Florida, sending increasingly…

5-3-21 Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?
The number of children contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. is much lower than the record highs set at the start of the new year, but children now account for more than a fifth of new coronavirus cases in states…

5-3-21 Highly contagious Brazilian COVID variant confirmed in El Paso County
The state health department confirmed the first known case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant, known as P.1, in El Paso County last week.

5-3-21 Colorado extends coronavirus mask mandate
Colorado’s governor acted to extend a statewide coronavirus mask mandate for an additional 30 days on Sunday, meaning that facial coverings will continue…e

4-28-21 Boy dies from COVID on Hawaii vacation with fully vaccinated parents, officials say
A boy died from COVID-19 wile on vacation in Hawaii with his full vaccinated parents, marking the first child death from coronavirus…

4-27-21 Canada’s COVID-19 border problem
Less than a week after the federal government announced a travel ban for passenger flights frim India and Pakistan for at least 30 days, Ontario’s top…

4-22-21 16-year-old Denver girl dies of COVID-19
DENVER (KDVR) — A 16-year-old Denver girl has died from COVID-19 complications, her family confirmed Tuesday evening. Jaqueline Paisano is one of the youngest people in Colorado to die from the virus.

4-13-21 As grocery chains made billions, some workers dying of Covid couldn’t take sick days
As panicked shoppers overwhelmed grocery stores in the early days of the pandemic last year, Angela McMiller’s brother, a Walmart worker in Chicago, called to say he was so sick he couldn’t stand.

4-8-21 Colorado vaccination site shuts down after 11 ‘adverse reactions’ to Johnson & Johnson jabs
A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down after 11 people suffered “adverse reactions” including nausea and dizziness after receiving…

4-8-21 India is now clocking the highest number of fresh Covid-19 infections in the world
India’s second Covid-19 wave is proving to be a nightmare. As of today (April 8) the country has consistently recorded the highest daily new…

3-2-21 Most Colorado educators have had their first COVID vaccine shot
Three weeks after Colorado opened COVID vaccination to classroom teachers and child care workers, roughly 75% of eligible people have received their first shot, according to data released by state public health officials.

2-24-21 COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals: What Comes Next

2-24-21 Local children, teens suffer long term effects of COVID
February has been the busies month for children with COVID at National Jewish Health: children and teenagers suffering long-term effect from the virus.

2-20-21 Colorado Springs VA opens 500 vaccine appointments for eligible veterans this weekend
The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for more than 500 veterans at its Colorado Springs clinic this Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21.

12-30-20 Colorado Springs man needed to be revived twice as he battled COVID-19 for 2 months
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Steve Martinez was greeted by adoring friends, family, and hospital staff Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs.

11-25-20 COVID In Colorado: Denver Health Expects First Vaccine Shipment Mid-December
Denver Health has told employees it is expecting to receive its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment in mid-December with its health care workers getting the shots first.

8-3-20 2 Delta passengers refused to wear face masks, so plane turned back to the gate and kicked them out
Delta Air Lines says two passengers were removed from a flight after refusing to wear masks on board.

8-4-20 Around the world, countries thought to have contained the coronavirus face new waves of infection
In Australia, soldiers go door to door to find out who’s broken quarantine in Melbourne, which is back under lock down a second time.

7-15-20 Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These states Have Travel Restrictions
Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. B

7-14-20 CDC adds runny nose, nausea to the growing list of COVID-19 symptoms
Congestion, runny nose, nausea and diarrhea are the four most recent COVID-19 symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added to its growing list of potential signs of the novel coronavirus.

6-24-20 Texas Family Has 18 Relatives Test Positive For COVID-19 After Birthday Party One Texas family is facing a major health crisis after 18 members have officially tested positive for COVID-19.

6-22-20 FDA Warns 9 Hand Sanitizer Products Can Be Toxic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stop using nine hand sanitizer products that have been found to contain a substance that can be potentially fatal when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

6-20-20 Outbreak of COVID-19 at an El Paso County summer camp among staff The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with El Paso County Public Health on investigating the outbreak. The outbreak is at Eagle Lake Overnight Camp off…

6-18-20 China shuts schools and cancels flights as Beijing reports an “extremely grave” surge in new coronavirus cases.
China shuts schools, cancels flights, and locks down neighborhoods after a surge of reported new COVID-19 cases

5-13-20 31 year old postal worker and mom of 3 dies from COVID-19 one week after giving birth A family is searching for answers after they said their loved one, a 31-year-old mother of three, died one week after testing positive for novel coronavirus.

5-9-20 Death toll grows to 3 for children in New York with COVID-19 related syndrome Two more children in New York state have died of an inflammatory syndrome believed to be related to the coronavirus, raising the toll to three after…

5-5-20 15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to COVID-19 Fifteen children, many of whom had the coronavirus, have recently been hospitalized in New York City with a mysterious syndrome…

5-3-20 Irish dig deep to support virus-hit native Americans, repaying 150-year-old debt Donations to native American tribes who have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis are flooding in from Ireland as they repay a debt dating back to the 19th-century potato famine.

5-1-20 “This is life or death”: Workers at Amazon, Target, Instacart hold nationwide strike on International Workers Day
Essential workers nationwide at Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Instacart, and other companies held a coordinated strike on Friday…

4-29-20 Bridge Was Their Passion. Then People Started to Die.
DENVER — It had already been a grim day. The governor of Colorado had just announced the state’s first coronavirus death, an 83-year-old woman, when public health investigators discovered where she had spent some of her final days: a bridge club.

4-29-20 What schools will look like when they reopen: Scheduled days home, more online learning, lots of hand-washing The school week looks vastly different, with most students attending school two or three days a week and doing the rest of their learning at home.

4-28-20 European doctors warn rare kids’ syndrome may have virus tie
Doctors in Britain, Italy, and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the new coronavirus.

4-28-20 The US Army is using its futuristic heads-up display to fight the coronavirus The US Army has repurposed its developmental Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) mixed-reality heads-up display into a fever detection device to help combat the novel coronavirus

4-28-20 Here’s how to apply to be a contact tracer in New York City and make $57,000 with benefits
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is seeking contract tracers to identify and record people who have been in contact with individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

4-28-20 On the open road, U.S. truck drivers face the coronavirus and new risks By the time Connie Reynolds pulled her 18-wheeler into Cowboy Travel Plaza, she’d made the long haul up Interstate 35…

4-28-20  Less-invasive breathing therapies could keep ‘significant number’ of patients off ventilators   The nightmare of doctors in overwhelmed Italian hospitals being forced to ration ventilators, choosing who would live and who would die.

4-27-20 A serious new coronavirus-related condition may be emerging in children, with UK doctors reporting growing numbers requiring intensive care A serious coronavirus-related condition may be emerging among children, UK doctors believe.

4-23-20 Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
As COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation reach 1,127 with 44 deaths, the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is building momentum to address a food and water crisis in the area.

4-23-20 Virus kills WWII Veteran 100 Years After Twin Died of Spanish Flu
A 100-year-old World War II veteran has died of the new coronavirus a century after his twin brother was killed in the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic.

4-22-20 El Paso County Public Health and Partners Clarify Public Health Order for Retail Businesses
Like many retail shops, Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware is trying to push through the COVID-19 crisis.

DENVER — Governor Jared Polis held a press conference Wednesday to update everyone on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. In Monday’s media briefing, Polis outlined the next steps after Colorado’s stay-at-home order expires on Sunday.

4-22-20 People are accidentally Destroying Their Masks By Trying to Sterilize them in a Microwave From boiling masks in pots to washing them in dishwashers to charring them in microwaves, many people are cleaning their masks in unusual ways.

4-22-20 El Paso County Public Health and Partners Clarify Public Health Order for Retail Businesses
Like many retail shops, Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware is trying to push through the COVID-19 crisis.

CDC Says Increased Use of Bleach and Hand Sanitizer to Fight Coronavirus is Prompting More Poison Control Calls
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control found Americans are about what household cleaners are safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

4-21-20 Local bridge club gives rise to first contact trace of COVID-19 death and a scramble to notify players statewide
Roughly 100 people, at tables of four, sat within a foot or two of one another, passed cards back and forth and ate popcorn out of the same bowl.

4-14-20 COVID-19 claims lives of 30 grocery store workers, thousands more may have it, union says
Grocery store workers are on the front lines of the spreading coronavirus epidemic, and thousands have taken off work and some have died after being exposed… 

4-14-20 How minds from MIT created a foldable face shield that can be rapidly mass-produced
The face shield is an important piece of personal protective equipment. A team of engineers and scientists at MIT has developed a way to use a tool called a die cutter to manufacture them quickly.

4-13-20 Slaughterhouses That Supply America’s Meat Are Starting to Close
(Bloomberg) — On Sunday, one of America’s largest pork slaughterhouses shut down after more than 200 workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

4-13-20 Emergency room doctor, near death with coronavirus, saved after experimental treatment
As critically ill, elderly patients streamed into his emergency room outside Seattle, Dr. Ryan Padgett quickly came to understand how deadly COVID-19 could be.

4-13-20 Grocery Workers Say Inconsiderate Shoppers Are Endangering Them
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a lot of guidance to the public about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

4-13-20 The Scary Relationship Between Vaping and Cornavirus
Using electronic cigarettes, which involves inhaling a mix of flavors, nicotine and chemicals and then spewing it out into a fine mist, is never safe ― but especially not during the coronavirus pandemic. 

4-13-20 These businesses are refunding customers amid coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has frozen large swaths of the economy as people limit contact with others to slow the spread of the disease.

4-13-20 Fountain Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19
FOUNTAIN, Colo. — The El Paso County Public Health Department (EPCPHD) is aware of an employee at the Walmart in Fountain who tested positive for COVID-19.

4-13-20 Whole Foods Employees are among first retail workers to get face shields Whole Foods on Monday became one of the first major retail chains to provide face shields for its employees’ protection during the coronavirus outbreak. 

4-13-20 RICE ATM feeds Vietnams’ most vulnerable population during virus lockdown A Vietnamese entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City has invented a 24/7 automatic dispensing machine providing free rice for people out of work…

4-7-20 How to Wear Face Masks Without Fogging Up Your Glasses
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises everyone to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic…(Watch first 20 seconds of video, the rest of the video are ads).

4-6-30 2 killed, 7 sickened by COVID-19 in one Denver family
DENVER (KDVR) — Many Coloradans don’t personally know someone who has gotten the coronavirus. The Archuleta’s are an exception. Seven members of the family currently have COVID-19 and another two family members have passed away from the virus after being taken off of life support.

4-6-20 3M and Trump administration announce plan to import 166.5 million additional respirators into the United States
On April 6th, 3M and the Trump Administration announced a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next three months to support healthcare workers in the United States.

4-2-2020 Trump Deploying Military Forces to Pressure Drug Cartels President Donald Trump said he’s deploying more Navy vessels and Air Force planes in the Caribbean to ramp up pressure on drug cartels…

4/2/2020 Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Eating Cats and Dogs
Shenzhen has become the first Chinese City to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

4-2-20 What’s open, what’s closed in Colorado amid coronavirus crisis
Gov. Jared Polis ordered all Colorado movie theaters, coffeehouses, breweries, spas, salons, gyms, ski resorts, restaurants and bar dining…

3-31-2020 Huge Wall of Cops Line Street to Break Up Girl’s Birthday Party
The party was taking place in the Hyde Park area and footage shows roughly 40 party goers breaking social distancing rules.

3-29-20 Dozens of choir members get sick in deadly COVID-19 cluster. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead
With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go…

3-29-2020 New York man refuses to let son back in house after taking spring break trip amid coronavirus outbreak
A New York man refused to let his 21-year-old son back into his home after the college student went on a spring break trip to Texas.

3-26-20 YouTube-My Family Has Mild Coronavirus.
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3-25-2020 Pennsylvania Grocery Stores Loses Estimated $35K in Food after Women’s ‘Twisted’ Coronavirus Prank A grocery store in northeastern Pennsylvania had to throw away an estimated $35,000-worth of products… 

3-18-20 Spring Breakers Defy Coronavirus Lockdown: This virus ain’t that serious. They’re gonna fight for their right to party.

3-13-20 Colorado’s first coronviurs death reported in El Paso County
COLORADO SPRINGS — The first person to die of coronavirus in Colorado was an El Paso County woman, according to the County Health Department.

3-6-2020 Colorado’s 1st Cast of Coronavirus Stated at Slopeside Condos in Keystone SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Health officials in Summit County have identified the condominium unit where Colorado’s first case of Coronavirus stayed in Keystone. 

2-4-20 Can Masks Capture Coronavirus Particles?
With the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, millions of people have to become mask experts overnight. Yet masks are complicated. Which masks…

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