Chris Vanderveen

Chris Vanderveen


Investigative journalist @9News. Yep. I’m the medical bill guy. showusyourbills@9news.com...

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There’s no way to compete w/this Everest-sized amount of bullsh-t. Yet here we are. And I’ll still have people tell me that the MSM is just as bad. No, my nonsensical and idiotic friend, it’s not.

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I’m gonna guess every single one of these winners has been accused by some stranger over the last few years of being “fake news” And yet they put their heads down...and during a really, really tough year...did some remarkable work. Proud of these people!

So this weekend... I'm gonna trust the science... and take my mom... to do the one thing she's wanted to do for more than a year... gamble up in Black Hawk I wonder what the science tells me about her (and my) odds up there? Anyhoo... What are my fully vaxxed friends doin?

FRIDAY #COVID19Colorado  update Headline: As cases/positivity dip once again, hospitalizations are doin what they've been doin for bit... not goin down. HOSPITALIZATIONS covid+ ONLY Today: 667 (up 6) Last week: 617 (Stubborn patient count continues) #9news 

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POSITIVITY Still headed down... which is good yall

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VACCINE 35.8% of CO population FULLY (essentially) vaccinated

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What's it all mean? Patient count remains elevated. There is fairly widespread belief this will head down soon... (Next week?) But I've been waitin for awhile. Watch this metric closely next week. Should head down. Have a great weekend everyone! Be kind. Be nice. Not dumb

Why is it that every dood that slides into my mentions to bark at me about my COVID coverage is... 1.) a dood 2.) a dood whose timeline is filled with the same nonsense as every other dood that slides into my mentions ???

Here's where I get to say... THANKS... to a remarkable talent here at 9News. @AllisonSylte  is the reason why our #PRONE  series received a Edward R Murrow Award in the digital category. I want to congratulate her for all of the work she did for this!

Anyone else see that line of 15-20 lights flying ENE over Denver about 10 minutes ago? Yes. I’m being serious. At least I think.

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Reminder to all journalists... This is how Minneapolis initially reported the death of #GeorgeFloyd 

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BREAKING This is the moment United flight 328 landed in DIA Passengers cheer. You can see damage to right engine. Video: Troy Lewis#9news 

We found more than 100 cases... similar to George Floyd's Very few received little more than local news coverage.

Loveland attorney alleges in federal lawsuit that Loveland Police forcibly arrested 73-year old w/dementia shortly after she left a Walmart . She had initially left without paying for $14 worth of goods. Returned to store and tried to pay w/credit card. Arrest happened anyway

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THREAD This a plea to journalists. When someone dies under a pile of officers, the death is NOT an isolated event. And there are many more deaths than just the death of George Floyd. Let's start with 4/19/21 death of #MarioGonzalez  Body camera released yesterday 1/

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THREAD Wanna walk you through this story @jennifermeckles  and I worked on yesterday. It involves a really nice guy by the name of Michael. He's in his 70s. Eligible for the vaccine in Colorado. He actually got an appointment for a shot... There was just one problem...

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More video coming in from United flight. Can you even imagine. #9news 

Journalists... Something you can do right away. Ask your local law enforcement department/office what its policy is on "prone restraint" Specifically, what the policy is once person is prone and handcuffed US DOJ has recommended, since 1995, to do this:

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That appointment was abruptly canceled when a billing person with the medical provider learned he owed $243.85 for a previous and unrelated appointment. He is a cancer patient. He needs this shot. Instead, he got this email from a Boulder Medical Center patient account rep

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Karen Garner weighs 80 pounds Is five feet tall. She suffered dislocated shoulder, broken bone and sprained wrist during arrest, according to lawsuit She repeatedly tried to tell officer, "I'm going home" She was two blocks away from home

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