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Colorado Capitol Coverage

"The 4th Wave is Different Than the Other Waves..." Gov. Jared Polis on COVID, Gun Bills

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, in a screenshot from a July 2020 COVID-19 briefing.

Colorado's governor talks about the latest phase of the pandemic, as well as legislation in the wake of the March 22 mass shooting in Boulder.

In a quick conversation with Colorado Capitol Coverage, the governor warns that the virus is still dangerous and notes that it's now affecting younger populations. He also talks about increasing outreach on the state's Red Flag Law in an effort to stem the tide of mass shootings.

"...we're seeing hospitalizations go up for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. And it's typically shorter stays and better outcomes. Still, even at that age, not everybody makes it..."

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Mark Duggan provided online production of this story for KSUT.

KSUT is a member of Capitol Coverage, a collaborative public policy reporting project, providing news and analysis to communities across Colorado for more than a decade. Fifteen public radio stations participate in Capitol Coverage from throughout Colorado.

Capitol Coverage stories are edited at KUNC.

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