News Clips for January 20, 2021

Black Refractions highlights collections created by African American artists

It’s an art exhibit like no other in Salt Lake City, Utah Fine Arts Museum in conjunction with the University of Utah’s Black Cultural center presents Black Refractions, kicking off Saturday January 23rd. The event features highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem features 100 artworks from nearly 80 artists of African descent from the 1920s to the present.

U of U conducts experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment

New COVID-19 clinical trials taking place in Utah are investigating if antibody therapy can help people recover from COVID-19. The University of Utah, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, is conducting the research study with symptomatic people who tested positive for COVID-19 within six days.

Senate President Stuart Adams wants to lower Utah’s vaccination age from 70 to 65

More than three-quarters of the Utahns who have died of COVID-19 are age 65 and over — and the pandemic has claimed the lives of almost one in every 100 Utahns who are older than 85.

Nine facts Utah health experts want you to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out in Utah and across the United States, and experts say it can’t happen fast enough.