A Blip, Not A Surge: How Colorado Dodged A Holiday Coronavirus TsunamiCPR News Jan 19, 2021
For weeks, Abbey Lara has been watching COVID-19 patients in the intensive care beds in her Aurora hospital, wondering when the next crush of the extremely sick would arrive. “I’m pleased to say we are not seeing the huge surge I think we were all somewhat anticipating,” said Lara, who treats pulmonary and critical care patients in the COVID-19 section of the ICU ward at University of Colorado Hospital, one of the state’s biggest and busiest.
The arrival of vaccines should now give people hope, but they’ll need to keep their guard up, said Sunita Sharma, a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “I think there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I just don’t want people to give up that level of vigilance, because I think that's what's keeping our numbers in check right now.”Read more