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Roberto Silva

Roberto Silva

Roberto Silva is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver. He is Assistant Director of the Rural Program and Co-Director of Medical Student Education in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to this he spent five years practicing full-scope rural medicine in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. His academic interests include medical education, medical school curriculum development, and physician workforce development.

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

By: and - October 27, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads through rural America, new infection numbers are rising to peaks not seen during this pandemic and pushing hospitals to their limits. Many towns are experiencing their first major outbreaks, but that doesn’t mean rural communities had previously been spared the devastating impacts of the pandemic. Infection rates in rural and frontier communities […]