Month: February 2020

**Links UPDATED 9/12/2020** Update from the Dept of Homeland Security, FDA Drug Shortages, Erie Grown Farm Locator

The Newsteader™ features the syndicated feed from the CDC.  Just scroll all the way down the page.  It updates in real time when the CDC updates.

Updated September 12, 2020

From the Dept of Homeland Security

Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2)

Erie County “Hot Map”

NYForward Guide to Reopening


 List of  Current Community Job Openings

Erie Grown

Erie County farm locator tool!  Get your meat and produce from your local farmers.  Plus much MUCH more!


The WHO sent a team to China to learn more about the virus.  Here is a link to the  Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Link to YouTube Vid of Dr. Bruce Aylward presser after returning from WHO-China Joint Mission on virus from February 25.


WHO information network for epidemics


Random video of a study on how long respiratory droplets hang around in the air


FDA List of Drug Shortages

Link to the FDA site with list of current drug shortages and discontinued.<<<<Click Here





Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update (FDA Statement)

For Immediate Release: Statement From:

Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration

Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

As I have previously communicated, the FDA has been closely monitoring the supply chain with the expectation that the COVID-19 outbreak would likely impact the medical product supply chain, including potential disruptions to supply or shortages of critical medical products in the U.S.

A manufacturer has alerted us to a shortage of a human drug that was recently added to the drug shortages list. The manufacturer just notified us that this shortage is related to a site affected by coronavirus. The shortage is due to an issue with manufacturing of an active pharmaceutical ingredient used in the drug. It is important to note that there are other alternatives that can be used by patients. We are working with the manufacturer as well as other manufacturers to mitigate the shortage. We will do everything possible to mitigate the shortage.

Additional Information on Human Drugs

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National Weather Service Buffalo NY
427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo,
and Batavia
427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9
  inches. Winds could gust as high as 45 to 50 mph resulting in
  significant blowing and drifting snow.

* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties.

* WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very difficult with very poor
  visibility and snow covered roadways. The hazardous conditions
  will greatly impact the Thursday morning commute. Gusty winds
  could bring down tree branches.


Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel conditions.