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  • The Hill: In Colorado, it's a progressive governor starting to reopen

    The Hill: In Colorado, it's a progressive governor starting to reopen

    April 27, 2020

    ColoradoSPH Center for Health, Work & Environment Director Lee Newman discusses how some areas of the state are doing better than others and are more ready to start to gradually reopen. Eagle County, home to the Vail Ski Resort, he said, has been particularly successful at bending down its curve after an early outbreak.

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  • REUTERS: 'Like test dummies': As Colorado reopens, some see too much risk

    REUTERS: 'Like test dummies': As Colorado reopens, some see too much risk

    April 26, 2020

    ColoradoSPH Center for Health, Work & Environment Director Lee Newman explains the tension between stay-at-home orders and the need to allow Colorado citizens to return to work. “We don’t have enough tests being done to know how long we need to wait, how long we need to keep the society at the same level as we’re at now in terms of closures."

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  • Mental health in the mountains

    Mental health in the mountains

    April 6, 2020

    An estimated 9.6 million American adults suffer from a serious mental illness —that is 1 in 5 adults. Mountain and rural communities, ski towns specifically, have significantly higher rates of suicide compared to the national average.

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