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COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging is Crucial According to Jennifer Reich

Dec. 2, 2020

Companies producing COVID-19 vaccines must act sooner rather than later to grapple with the task of communicating and moderating this next period of the pandemic, according to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, who has studied vaccine hesitance. “This is not going to be magic,” Reich said. “I think that the way...

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Andrew Friedson Tracking Adherence to COVID-19 Restrictions with Traffic Data

Dec. 2, 2020

“We've been seeing traffic accidents and spending continuing to crawl up during a time period where cases were crawling up at the same time,” said Andrew Friedson, Associate Professor of Economics, whose work has increasingly focused on the effect of COVID-19 on consumer behavior. “So it's a little unclear to...

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Historic Vote for Wolves in Colorado According to Diana Tomback

Nov. 12, 2020

Bringing gray wolves back to Colorado has the potential to help bridge gaps between packs in the Great Lakes, the Northern Rockies, and the West. That would lead to more genetic exchange and healthier future generations of wolves, according to Diana Tomback, Professor of Integrative Biology, who has also served...

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Brendan Beck and Colleagues Analyzed NYC Policing Efforts

Nov. 12, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature “neighborhood policing” program appears to have helped reduce the number of low-level arrests in most precincts — but has done little to slow crime or eliminate racial bias in who gets charged, a new study asserts. Assistant Professor of Sociology Brenden Beck...

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1893 Was the Biggest Election in Colorado History According to Rebecca Hunt

Oct. 28, 2020

“Colorado became one of the first states to grant women franchise, which nearly doubled our electorate. We were pretty progressive even way back then: A provision in the 1876 state constitution had already given women the right to vote in school board elections. The only downside of the 1893 referendum...

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Andrew Friedson Explains How Insurance Companies Profit From Pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020

UnitedHealth and other insurers set rates prior to the pandemic and are the happy recipients of gobs of cash resulting from fewer claims being filed. “I see this as a case where insurance companies may have been handed a windfall, as money in was based on a high projection of...

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New Five-Points Mural Celebrates Fathima Dickerson

Oct. 28, 2020

CRUSH Walls Art Festival 2020 included a mural called “Queen Fathima” celebrating local, prominent figure and Master of Social Science student Fathima Dickerson. Dickerson is the general manager of Welton Street Café, a staple in the Five Points community of Denver. As the face of the business for the past...

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Brian Buma on Record Breaking Wildfires

Oct. 28, 2020

Scientists say that wildfires have become hotter, more intense and more destructive in recent years. In Colorado, the threat has also intensified as the fire season has grown longer. “This is exactly what we expect from climate change,” Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Brian Buma said. “It’s not going to...

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Jennifer Reich Remains a Go-to Expert on Vaccine Response

Oct. 15, 2020

Producing a safe and effective vaccine for a disease within a year of that disease's discovery would be unprecedented. Even if "Operation Warp Speed," Trump's initiative to streamline the vaccine development, approval and distribution process, is successful, the number of things that would have to go right for a vaccine...

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Jennifer Reich Explains Polls Showing Coloradans Are Reticent to Get Vaccinated

Sept. 30, 2020

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich wasn’t surprised by two recent polls revealing that low numbers of Coloradans actually want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Colorado Health Foundation found nearly one-third of Coloradans surveyed said they would likely not step up to get vaccinated for coronavirus when a vaccine becomes available,...

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