# Public health
May 2 news: Denver gets second mobile mental health center and more local news
(Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock) (DENVER, Colo.) Hello and welcome back to another Tuesday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is Tuesday, May 3. Hopefully, everyone's week is off to a good start.
Monday in Denver: Numerous COVID testing sites in Denver metro closing
(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) (DENVER, Colo.) Top of the morning and happy Monday to you and yours, Denver Rounderuppers. Welcome back to another Monday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Today is the second day of the fifth month of 2022.
ALCO Public Health Commission seeking to fill 2 board seats
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Public Health Commission is looking to fill two vacancies in District 5. Each term will be for two years. Any county resident is welcome to join the commission.
New Ebola Outbreak Announced After A Single Patient Is Confirmed
A new Ebola outbreak has been announced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 14th in the area since 1976. Officials are tracing 70 contacts for the patient who has now died of the illness.
Thursday in the Denver metro: Aurora promises to continue police reforms, asks public to report wrongdoing
(DENVER, Colo.) Hello, top of the morning, and welcome to another Thursday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Thursday's weather forecast predicts hot, sunny and windy conditions in the Mile High City. The skies will be clear, with a high temperature near 78.
April 19 news: Denver International Airport drops mask mandate and more local stories
(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (DENVER, Colo.) Good morning and happy Tuesday to you and yours, Denver. Welcome back to yet another Tuesday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup. Tuesday's weather in Denver calls for sunny skies with breezy and dry conditions. High fire danger is possible Tuesday, with a Red Flag Warning in effect from noon to 8 p.m. for Jefferson County.
Mystery Liver Disease Seen In Children In The U.S. And Europe
A small, but telling, number of cases of pediatric hepatitis have been documented in the U.S. and parts of Europe. So far, there are 74 cases in the U.K., with similar cases in Spain, Ireland and the U.S.. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), case reporting will likely gain momentum in the coming days are doctors face new challenges in evolving infectious diseases.
Friday Roundup: Top local stories from the Mile High City
(Emmanuel Appiah/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Top of the morning and happy Friday, Denver Rounder-uppers. Congratulations on making it through another work week. April is halfway through, today is Good Friday and Passover starts this evening.
Rock band The Airborne Toxic Event cancels Denver shows after tour member tests positive for COVID
(DENVER, Colo.) American rock band The Airborne Toxic Event has canceled their back-to-back Denver shows after a tour member tested positive for COVID-19. The band would have performed two shows Monday and Tuesday at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. Nevertheless, the band said it will reschedule the Denver shows along with a slew of other dates in Chicago, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.
Second hand smoke can cause lung disease, this is true for both tobacco cigarettes and cannabis
In the News:Second-hand smoke from bongs is actually worse than tobacco smoke. for anybody that smokes cannabis. for anybody that’s interested in cannabis health. This new study may have huge ramifications on how cannabis health is perceived. For example, the study found that: cannabis smoke leaves behind fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in a concentration that is almost 7 times the normal exposure in a day!
Community health clinics nearing financial brink as COVID reimbursement lags
In the pandemic emergency, Sonoma County clinics providing care to the neediest, say they're being left out in the cold. Another wrinkle in the Rube Goldberg-esque world of American medical care---clinics that have distributed six million vaccine doses to California's un- and under-insured are still awaiting re-payment from the federal government, nearly 16 months after vaccines against COVID became available.
Chicago Mayor Warns Unvaccinated Police and City Workers Will Be Put on No-Pay Status Unless Vaccinated by Sunday
Last week an arbitrator refused to reconsider the Chicago Police Union's claims that mayor's mandate violates bargaining agreement. Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot warned city workers including police officers and firefighters that they will be put on no-pay status as of today if they fail to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This came following a major win for the city when the court decided in favor of the mandate last week.
New Jersey governor releases 852 more prisoners despite safety concerns from lawmakers
Rodnae Productions/Pexels (Canva Pro license.) New Jersey released 852 more inmates last Sunday in accordance with a bill aimed at reducing the prison population during a public health crisis that Governor Murphy signed into law in October 2020. Since the bill was enacted, more than 6,200 prisoners have been released early.
Tuesday in Denver: Colorado COVID updates, Majority-white districts elected Denver minority council members and more
(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good morning and happy Tuesday, Denverites!. Welcome back to another Tuesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up, a daily synopsis of important stories from in and around the Denver metro.
Hump Day in Denver: Locals split over encampment sweeps, DougCo Health Department director to form anti-mask department
(Levi Meir Clancy/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Greetings and happy hump day, Denver Rounderuppers!. Welcome back to yet another Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up, bringing you the top stories in and around the Denver metro.
I lied about being pregnant to avoid an unnecessary x-ray
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Why would I get an x-ray when I wasn't even the patient?. In my early twenties, I worked as a caretaker for a young woman with special needs. Because of her physical disabilities, she spent her life confined to a wheelchair and was unable to move or control her limbs on her own.
Florida House Members Vote in Favor of Banning Smoking From State’s Beaches and Parks
On February 24, Florida's house members voted in favor of approving a ban of smoking from the state's beaches and parks. The vote was almost unanimous - 105-10 - when politicians considered HB 105 - Regulation of Smoking by Counties and Municipalities.
Thursday in Denver: Denver to end vax mandate for all city employees, DougCo schools to replace superintendent in March
(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, top of the morning, and a happy Thursday to you and yours, Denver Rounderuppers!. Welcome back to another Thursday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up, a daily synopsis of the Denver metro's top stories. Light snow has moved out of the Mile High City and temperatures are slightly warming up.