🌱 SLU seeks volunteers for COVID testing + STL ranks high for bed bugs


Happy Tuesday, St. Louis! Here is everything you need to know to start this day right. Here is everything that happens in town today.

First the weather today:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 43 Low: 33.

Here are the top 3 stories in St. Louis today:

  1. The University of St. Louis is seeking volunteers for an under-study booster study of COVID-19. The clinical trial will test the safety, tolerability, and immune response stimulated by various doses of second generation COVID-19 booster vaccines manufactured by Gritstone Bio, Inc. Participants must be at least 18 years old, healthy, without significant allergies, without a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccinated against COVID-19 at least four months before admission. (fox2now.com)
  2. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has extended its stay in St. Louis for the third time. The exhibition of more than 300 iconic works of art by Vincent Van Gogh will now run through March 30th in the Starry Night Pavilion on the grounds of the Saint Louis Galleria. More than 150,000 people have seen the exhibition in St. Louis. according to the organizer. (KSDK.com)
  3. Pest control company Orkin released its annual list of the top 50 bed bug cities on Monday, and St. Louis was ranked 18th in the country. The city climbed seven places from 25th place last year and is one of nine Midwestern cities to make it into the top 20. Chicago topped the list for the second year in a row. (KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis)

Today in St. Louis:

  • Design thinking for entrepreneurs Grow with Google (virtual) (6:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • That kind of headlight from the Saint Louis Zoo surely has his egg in a basket. Check out the Northern Spider Turtle, which is native to Madagascar’s south coast. (Facebook)
  • The moon reached its first quarter phase on January 9th. Find out more about the moon and its phases in this week’s Night Sky Update from the St. Louis Science Center. (Facebook)
  • St. Louis County Parks Recreational complexes offer endless possibilities to get you started on your wellness journey. Whether you’re taking a class, working out at the fitness center, or joining a sports league, St. Louis County Parks has the tools to get you moving. (Facebook)

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Helen Eckhard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a Marketing Assistant at Lightning Media Partners. She is an avowed logophile who is currently doing her Masters in Library Science. Outside of work, Helen can be found constructing crossword puzzles, knitting, or developing increasingly sophisticated methods of killing characters in her detective novels.

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