For the last few weeks, Southwest Colorado has been experiencing one of the worst surges of COVID-19 so far in the pandemic. While that sounds bad, there is some good news in Montezuma County about rising vaccination rates and, maybe, a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. In this week’s Health & Prevention Report, KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods gets the latest on the local pandemic situation from Marc Meyer, SHS’s head of infection control and pharmacy services.
The Delta Variant is now making up the vast majority of the COVID-19 cases in the US and right here in Montezuma County, where we may be seeing the beginning of a surge in the virus. KSJD news spoke with Marc Meyer, head of infection control and vaccinations at Southwest Health System here in Cortez about the Delta Variant locally.
On this week's Health and Prevention Report, we're replaying an important interview about the status of the Covid-19 pandemic in Montezuma County. The Delta Variant is now making up the vast majority of the COVID-19 cases both locally and nationally, and we may be seeing the beginning of a surge in the virus. KSJD News spoke with Marc Meyer, head of infection control and vaccinations at Southwest Health System, about the situation.
From the 1940s to the 1980s, hundreds of uranium mills opened across the Southwestern US. Historically, the mills provided working-class jobs for the region, especially for tribal communities. But uranium and other heavy metals can be toxic, and many mill workers suffered as a result. Now, the only operating uranium mill left in the US sits just a few dozen miles from Montezuma County, in Southeast Utah. On this week's Health & Prevention Report, KSJD's Lucas Brady Woods talks to Dr. Ed Razma, pulmonologist at Southwest Health System, to get a better idea of what uranium contamination can actually do to a person's health.