How Colorado Caught COVID: The Third Wave — Part 2

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis adjusts his mask after speaking about the state’s modeling efforts against the coronavirus during a news conference Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

As the COVID-19 virus got out of control in Colorado nursing homes late in 2020, help the state had promised for just that kind of scenario didn't materialize. It left local public health leaders and nursing home operators wondering, "Why aren't they on the ground yet?" CPR News investigative reporter Ben Markus reports on the strike force that was not really a strike force.