Following an announcement by the Office of Governor Jared Polis that select locations across the state would be providing KN95 and surgical-grade masks to the public, the Pikes Peak Library District announced they should have the same type of masks available soon.
Following a request by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the State Board of Health has approved emergency rules requiring COVID-19 vaccination for staff at Colorado hospitals and other health care facilities.
A new COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site at the Citadel Mall and the relocation of the north community testing site to the Chapel Hills Mall will make both vaccines and testing services available at both malls starting July 1.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.
The death rates — posted online this week by federal health authorities — add to the growing body of evidence that the number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus in the U.S. is far greater than the officially reported COVID-19 death toll of nearly 600,000 in 2020-21.
Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic.