Three years into the pandemic, Colorado COVID-19 experts tell us what to expect next, from vaccines to mutations, hospital readiness and more

May 17, 2023

Now that state and federal officials have declared the COVID-19 public health emergency is over, we checked in with some top doctors in Colorado who’ve dealt with the virus first-hand over the last three years and asked them for the most current thinking about the virus: vaccination recommendations, predictions about future spread, long COVID and masking.

Our panel of experts includes Dr. Diane Janowicz, who specializes in infectious disease at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction; Dr. Anuj Mehta, an ICU pulmonologist at Denver Health who has advised the state on vaccine allocation; and Dr. Ken Lyn-Kew, a critical care pulmonologist at National Jewish Health in Denver.

Answers have been edited slightly for clarity.

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