Ivermectin Exposures Increase + Culinary Program For The Homeless

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First the weather today:

Partly cloudy all day. High: 80 Low: 57.

Here are today’s top stories in Salt Lake City:

  1. Utah poison control recorded a 4.5-fold increase in ivermectin exposure, which is the Utah Department of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to warn against using it as a COVID-19 treatment. According to Utah Gift Control Center, 50% of those who called the center received medical attention because of using ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus. State Epidemiologist Dr. Leisha Nolen said in a statement, “While there is no data to show that it helps with COVID-19, there is very strong data to show that it can harm.” (fox13now.com)
  2. the Utah Catholic Community Services launched a 12-week culinary program to help the homeless acquire skills that can lead to employment opportunities. Originally planned for March, the program was canceled due to the pandemic. Monica Rich, Specialist in employment and life skills for Church services of the Catholic community, said it was important to provide opportunities for people to improve their situation, and an important part of that had to do with employment stability. (KUER 90.1)
  3. Mayor Erin Mendenhall and two members of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency discuss the availability of funding for the development of affordable housing in Salt Lake City during a press conference on Tuesday. (ABC4)
  4. On Monday that Utah Inland Port Authority postponed a vote on a $ 150 million bond proposal for a public infrastructure district Salt Lake City Leaders and protesters questioned the plan and its timing. (KSL.com)
  5. the Utah Museum of Fine Arts invited local artists to the Roots art collective, to design a museum wall exhibition. (KSL.com)

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Today in Salt Lake City:

  • Utah Microloan Fund: Employee Hiring and Retaining – Salt Lake Chamber (9:00 a.m.)
  • “Ain’t Misbehavin ‘” at the Pioneer Theater Company – Salt Lake Arts Academy (12:00 PM)

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Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English literature from Weber State University. Over the years he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist and marketing director for various digital media companies. He is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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