The West Steps: Nothing has ever been studied so quickly—and we are still in the dark

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 10, 2020

Coloradans who fall ill during the early days of this pandemic are left in the dark without access to testing for COVID-19, including our own VP for Health Initiatives Erin Miller. As she tracked testing capacity and treatment for the disease caused by Coronavirus, her own family had to wonder about fevers, health, and quarantine without access to testing. The pandemic has illuminated the weaknesses in our health insurance and family economic security systems. Erin explains where we are at right now, and what we might expect in the days ahead as the health sector races to study and respond to the disease.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit