Like weather forecasters, medical experts are keeping a close eye now on the newest COVID-19 subvariants to determine whether they’ll remain small tropical storms far out at sea or evolve into powerful hurricanes.
Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
Katie Kerwin McCrimmon writes for UCHealth Today. She is a proud Colorado native. She attended Colorado College, thanks to a merit scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation, and worked as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park during summer breaks from college. She is also a storyteller. She loves getting to know UCHealth patients and providers and sharing their inspiring stories. Katie spent years working as a journalist at the Rocky Mountain News and was a finalist with a team of reporters for the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a deadly wildfire in Glenwood Springs in 1994. Katie was the first reporter in the U.S. to track down and interview survivors of the tragic blaze, which left 14 firefighters dead. She covered an array of beats over the years, including the environment, politics, education and criminal justice. She also loved covering stories in Congress and at the U.S. Supreme Court during a stint as the Rocky’s reporter in Washington, D.C. Katie then worked as a reporter for an online health news site before joining the UCHealth team in 2017. Katie and her husband Cyrus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, have three children. The family loves traveling together anywhere from Glacier National Park to Cuba.
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Now that additional COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are available for people ages 50 and older, you might be wondering if you should get one.
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