Denver Pharmacy Helps Fill COVID Testing Void

DENVER (CBS4) –  The Capitol Heights Pharmacy in Denver recognizes how difficult it can be to find at-home rapid COVID-19 tests. They were able to get their hands on 150 tests over the weekend and sold them on a first-come first-serve basis. (credit: CBS) Many Coloradans say they’ve looked for the tests all over. “Good … Read more

As the Omicron surge continues, parents of young kids hunker down…again

When she turned 47 on January 10, however, the festivities were practically nonexistent. There was good reason for the change in plans: The college professor in Patchogue, New York, has a 13-month-old daughter. Because there’s no vaccine approved for babies that young, because cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 are rising precipitously across the … Read more

Forget New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to commit to stop doing things

NOT. In past years, returning from the holidays came replete with new energy to start the year. There were resolutions (be more active!) and lofty goals (write the book!) and restored energy to commit to them. Staring down the barrel of 2022, though, the thought of conjuring energy to resolve to live a healthier lifestyle … Read more

Your guide to better masks in the age of Omicron

“Cloth masks are little more than facial decorations. There’s no place for them in light of Omicron,” CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, recently said on “CNN Newsroom.” Here’s what you need to … Read more

San Mateo County surplus COVID-19 supplies damaged by rain after being left outside

SAN MATEO – Millions of dollars worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies purchased by San Mateo County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were damaged by recent storms after being left outside, the county’s top official said. The items were moved out of the San Mateo Event Center in mid-September to make … Read more

Denver Public Schools Teachers, Parents Consider Pros And Cons Of Remote Learning During Staff Shortages

DENVER (CBS4)– There are many different opinions on whether the Denver Public Schools district should move back to remote learning because of the high number of COVID-19 cases surging around the state, and for many teachers on the front lines they feel like they’re not being heard by district officials. (credit: Getty Images) “Teachers are … Read more

CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently

“Masking is a critical public health tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask,” the CDC said in a statement. The updated guidelines recommends that Americans wear the most protective mask or respirator they can find that fits well and that they … Read more

Supply Scarce, Demand High For At-Home Rapid COVID Tests

DENVER (CBS4)– A lot of people are searching for at-home rapid COVID-19 tests as wait times for PCR tests top one hour in the Denver metro area and sometimes results are delayed for days due to the increased demand. (credit: CBS) Dr. Kristin Holmes is an owner and pharmacist at Capitol Heights Pharmacy in Denver, … Read more

How long you can wear your N95, according to experts

“I wear mine for a week,” said Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech. An N95 mask’s material and filtration ability aren’t “going to degrade unless you physically rub it or poke holes in it,” Marr said. “You’d have to be in really polluted air … for several days before … Read more

Many hospitals are halting non-urgent procedures and relying on the National Guard to meet demand as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise

The surge from the Omicron variant, which was first detected in the US just over six weeks ago, has left frontline workers in the medical industry and others at higher risk for exposure. As health care employees need time off to isolate and recuperate, the need to treat those with Covid-19 remains. In Washington state, … Read more