State health leaders appeal to Congress for more vaccines, better communication, increased funding

Colorado’s Jill Hunsaker Ryan cites underfunding of public-health systems

By: - February 3, 2021 8:28 am

Being extra cautious Joan Beer made a protective barrier out of cardboard before getting her COVID-19 vaccination shot by nurse Cindy Larson, left, during the mass vaccination event in the parking lots of Coors Field on Jan. 31, 2021. in Denver. UCHealth organized the large-scale COVID-19 vaccination event. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post, pool)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.