I cover COVID-19 for The Denver Post. Open to story ideas! Opinions are mine and retweets aren't endorsements. She/her/hers

Denver, CO
Joined November 2010
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To combat rising overdose deaths, the Biden administration is embracing ideas once seen as taboo — like backing clean syringe exchange programs and other harm reduction methods. n.pr/3Bqmrnz
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Blowing snow making it a tricky ride on I-70 in the mountains - visibility looks to be 1/2 mile (or less) at the Eisenhower Tunnel right now:
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Denying kids their favorite treat may lead to unhealthy eating when they are older. So even candies to be avoided as a regular snack, should be allowed in moderation. Indulge for a few days and then place the bucket somewhere to be forgotten. Read more >>> nchd.org/blog
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FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN AKRON TOMORROW! Free and open to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Language support available. 9 am – 11 am Washington County Fairgrounds 551 W 2nd St Akron, CO Register here: primarybio.com/l/cdphe
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FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN YUMA TOMORROW! Free and open to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Language support available. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Yuma County Fairgrounds 410 W Hoag Ave Yuma, CO Register here: primarybio.com/l/cdphe
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It's almost #Halloween! Ghost, goblins and witches will haunt the streets after last year's trick-or-treating was upended due to COVID. @jessicaseaman has some safety tips for going door-to-door. Will you be trick-or-treating this year?
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Ever since the Boulder shooting 7 months ago news of each new attack and anniversary hits a little closer to home. My heart goes out to everyone in Pittsburgh today, especially its Jewish community.
Three years ago the Pittsburgh community experienced the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history. Joyce Fienberg Richard Gottfried Rose Mallinger Jerry Rabinowitz David & Cecil Rosenthal Sylvan & Bernice Simon Daniel Stein Melvin Wax Irving Younger We remember. 🕯️
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FDA requires doctors to disclose potential risks to patients seeking breast implants washingtonpost.com/health/20…
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LATEST: There are fewer hospital beds available in Colorado than at any other point in the pandemic but state health officials are still relying on local governments and businesses to enforce masking. dpo.st/3pRdjWW
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This #DayOfTheDead, celebrate safely. Follow basic public health guidance and get vaccinated to protect yourself for the upcoming holidays. Anyone 12 years and older is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Find a provider near you: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine…
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UPDATE: The Food and Drug Administration is aiming to grant emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine for kids 5 to 11 on Friday, according to three federal officials familiar with the plans. @lauriemcginley2 + me. washingtonpost.com/nation/20…
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I'll be interested to see how they handle this. Setting up a new testing and tracing infrastructure in one to two weeks is ambitious, to say the least.
Tri-County Health prepares to transition COVID-19 services to Douglas County dpo.st/3jJc74l via @sam_tabachnik + @abuvthefold
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TOMORROW, OCT 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Sykes Building, 777 N 4th St, Sterling. Offering COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J). Ask about getting a flu shot as well. Anyone 12 years and older eligible! Walk-ups welcome.
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We're at a moment here at @ColoradoNewsCCM where we're looking to see how we can build a stronger connection to our communities while securing a healthy future for #LocalNews. Interested in joining me on this mission? DM me for more details or apply today! #HiringNow
Who wants to take my place? It's been great fun, but now @ColoradoNewsCCM needs a permanent editor! Here's your chance to champion community journalism and work with a great team. #LocalNews journalismjobs.com/1669785-s…
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NEW: @CDCgov has added mood disorders for coronavirus vaccine eligibility. This makes millions of ppl eligible for booster shots based on their mental health diagnosis alone and gives vulnerable groups more reason to protect themselves. @jennaportnoy washingtonpost.com/local/men…
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