June 2020 News

June 2020 News

Hope everyone is still doing well. Neither Longs Peak nor Longmont United are open for meetings, but I’ve learned that the Support Group at UCHealth in Aurora are having Zoom meetings. The nurse there is Mallory Davis Salas, and she is happy to include new “zoomers”. Their next online meeting is June 17, 5:00 pm. Please contact Mallory at Mallory.DavisSalas@uchealth.org to receive the link. So far their meetings have been on Zoom, but I understand that next month they are moving to a different platform, so I would suggest not waiting till the last minute to get the meeting information, if interested.

Both my husband and I were probably exposed to Covid-19 in early February at an engineering conference we attended in California. I estimate at least 2,000 engineers from the tech centers near Wuhan were in attendance. My husband wants to be tested, but absolutely refuses to have anything put up his nose! Now UC Health is offering antibody testing to anyone that requests it. Here is the announcement from May 22:

Antibody testing and patient care

UCHealth has provided more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests, and now we’re also offering antibody tests for our patients. While there is not enough research at this time to determine whether the presence of antibodies will provide any kind of protection or immunity from the virus, this test will show whether someone has been sick or exposed to COVID-19. Our antibody test is highly accurate and has been approved by the FDA. Interested patients may learn more and schedule a blood draw online.  

And Finally — Some Good News!

If you’re not already aware of this YouTube series, it’s a bit of sunshine while we’ve all been in lockdown. This web series was created and hosted by John Krasinski and well, is devoted to lots of good news. Guests have included his wife, Emily Blount, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Carell and the Office cast (hilarious), Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original cast of Hamilton, and many others. Eight episodes are available for streaming, and the show has been so popular it’s been bought by CBS going forward. Here’s to lots of Some Good News!

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