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Jan. 26, 2022: A frontline doctor’s COVID plea; Composing classical music via artivism

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Vials of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic Friday evening, December 3, 2021, in the community center of the Villages at Gateway Apartments in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood. The event, organized by Julissa Soto, Conectores de Montbello and Kids in Need of Dentistry, provided gift bags to the first 60 kids vaccinated, as well as a visit with Santa Claus.

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As an ICU Physician at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Dr. Jeffrey Sippel sees the devastating effects the virus has on the unvaccinated. He wrote an essay on the toll it's taken. Then, Omar Thomas was on his way to commercial success in jazz, but he turned to classical music to address issues like equity and social justice.