President Joe Biden’s commitment to donate 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses (sufficient to fully vaccinate 250 million people) was great news, but with billions of people in desperate need and some countries not having any access to COVID-19 vaccines, America can and should do far more.
As Mesa County, Colorado, COVID cases surge to concerning levels, conservative activists are hosting a conspiracist event featuring three pseudo-medical “doctors,” all of whom actively promote coronavirus disinformation.
With the statewide mask requirement long gone and warm weather finally here to stay, Jon Caldara decided it was time to throw a mask-burning party. 40 or so like-minded people answered his call to gather in the Independence Institute parking lot late Thursday afternoon in downtown Denver for drinks, snacks and a chance to make none other than Governor Polis’ wish come true.
The pandemic has dramatically exposed the vital role that care workers play in our society. As child care centers and schools closed and nursing homes became COVID-19 hotspots, families have strained to juggle work and other responsibilities while taking care of loved ones.
Monday evening’s meeting of Keep Colorado Free & Open, a group opposing public-health restrictions, was a tough room for any elected official, but especially a law enforcement officer, even one as conservative as Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams.
Flanked by members of his militia, conspiracy theorist Joe Oltmann spoke at Tuesday’s “Free DougCo” rally, saying he’s not advocating for violence, but that if someone tries to take his country or his “way of life,” blood will be “spilled.”
Former District Attorney George Brauchler used the resources of the 18th Judicial District to benefit his side gig as a radio host, directing a staff member to help him book a guest.
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In Denver County, only 0.4% of the population is Native American. And yet, Native Americans in Denver make up three times that percentage in COVID deaths in the city, and six times more in cases. Latinx people in Colorado are about three times more likely to contract COVID than white people.
On Monday, the Denver City Council approved the extension of two additional contracts held by the Department of Housing Stability (HOST) with motel/hotel operators to temporarily house approximately 800 people experiencing homelessness. In the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, this extension is a lifeline to so many people who are unable to “stay at home” because they don’t have one. But is it enough?
The body is a temple–and Colorado state Representative Rod Pelton (R-Cheyenne Wells) worships his by choosing to forego a COVID-19 vaccine in favor of taking an equine anti-parasitic medication as a “preventive” measure against the virus.