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As COVID-19 cases rise, experts say they’re more hopeful this time around

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Masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus are still required on public transportation Wednesday, March 2, 2022. An RTD bus on 17th Street in Denver flashed a warning sign to riders.

COVID numbers have been creeping up lately, but medical experts aren't sounding the alarm just yet. They say data modeling predict a lot fewer hospitalizations than during earlier surges. We get some context for what's happening with Dr. Anuj Mehta, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Denver Health Medical Center. Mehta advises the state on issues related to COVID-19. We also ask about a timeline for COVID vaccines for young kids and the recent decision to lift the mask mandate for planes, trains and buses.