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*RETRACTION* Clarence kids are NOT Self Quarantining, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Schools DO Have Students

Sorry about that, Got my headlines confused from reading the incredible amount of news that is breaking on this very quickly!  My bad….Here is the proper link to the proper school that has kids on self quarantine:


The district is aware of one student who recently traveled to Italy, one of the countries impacted by COVID-19, before returning to school. This student, along with anyone who has traveled to countries impacted by COVID-19, were recently asked to undertake a voluntary quarantine as a precautionary measure only.  <<<<Click HERE


And the guidance letter sent from Clarence:


coronavirus letter 030420


All You Ever Wanted to Know About Novel CoronaVirus, But Were Afraid to Ask

Novel Coronavirus, What We Know So Far

The Newsteader™ has been following this story “unofficially” since a small cluster broke out near an open air market in Wuhan China back in December.  In the past week or so, there have been several press conferences by the Center for Disease Control here in the US, The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Doctors at the University of Hong Kong, and today, the World Health Organisation.  ALL of the information in this piece is from official sources around the world.

Here is what we know so far:

  1. “Novel” simply means that it is a new virus and no one has immunity to it, and they really don’t know anything about it, so they have to start at square one.
  2. A Coronavirus is the same type of virus that causes the common cold.
  3. The outbreak is centered in Wuhan China.  It is passing via droplets from one person to another, but can also be transmitted through direct contact between people.
  4. Of all the cases 20% are severe and 2% have died so far.  Too early to say what the mortality will be.
  5. According to CDC the incubation is between 2-14 days.
  6. According the the WHO, China has been very transparent about the virus and has been working with the world community, sharing information so that the virus can be contained, and a vaccine can be found.
  7. At this writing all deaths have been in China.
  8. China has reported asymptomatic transmission, however the WHO said they really know didn’t know yet.
  9. WHO Said numbers outside China are still low, but they hold the potential for a much larger outbreak.
  10. 20 ports of entry are now implementing advanced screening for risk assessment of passengers with travel history including China.
  11. There has been confirmed human to human transmission in China and Germany, and now a possible case in France.
  12. There are 5 confirmed cases of Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States right now.  The CDC is actively doing contact tracing to find everyone who has had contact with the patients, so they can be evaluated.
  13. The CDC is working on getting diagnostic kits to State Health Depts ASAP so they can get faster confirmation of cases.  Right now, the samples have to be send out and they have to wait on results.
  14. They are testing anti virals, but there is no proven therapy yet.
  15. CDC and WHO are putting together a team to go to China to work with researchers there.
  16. WHO is making working on a standardized way to collect information to build an international database.
  17. Immediate health risk for US right now is low for now, but we could see human to human transmission here.
  18. 5 people in the USA confirmed and 97 being tested

International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Convenes Tomorrow

The IHREC convenes tomorrow to advise if the current outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

The WHO is counting (and this is also changing as I write this):

6065 infections worldwide

5997 in China *Update* 7711 cases*

132 dead in China

68 confirmed in 15 countries, no deaths outside of China.  ALL cases have travel history to China or contact with someone who has traveled to China.

I will update tomorrow after the meeting.  -JAP-

**All of this information came from official press conferences by the CDC, WHO and the Chinese CDC**


Working Families Party Endorses Nate McMurray for New York’s 27th Congressional District


Date: January 20, 2020

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Working Families Party (WFP), a grassroots party representing the interests of hardworking, everyday Americans, has endorsed Nate McMurray in his bid for Congress in Western New York.

“We are endorsing Nate McMurray because he firmly stands with us on issues that matter to working class people in America today,” said WFP representative Louisa Pacheco. “Nate boldly supports protecting immigrants as a marginalized labor force, expanding healthcare for all, and building a country that is for everybody – not just the rich. We stand with him because he has an expansive and fresh vision for NY-27!”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be endorsed for the second time by the Working Families Party,” said McMurray. “We will win the special election by engaging our strong grassroots partnerships across the region and beyond. The good people of WFP will be a critical part of this coalition, help us finish what we started in 2018, and once and for all restore the people’s voice in this office.”

The Working Families Party is a minor political party founded in 1998 that uses fusion voting to cross endorse candidates on other party lines. Recently, the WFP has garnered national attention with its interviews of the 2020 presidential candidates and endorsement of Elizabeth Warren in the Demoratic Primary.

Kim Smith Statement on Prosecutors Seeking Maximum Prison Sentence for Former Representative Chris Collins

*Press Release*

Our elected representatives have a special duty to serve their constituents with honesty and integrity. Former Representative Collins didn’t just break the law, he also broke the public trust. Not only did he commit a serious crime, but he hid the truth from his constituents so that he could continue his term in Congress. The prosecutors are right to ask for the maximum sentence and send a strong statement; betrayal of the voters is a serious matter and will not be tolerated.


  • Kim Smith, Candidate for New York State Senate District 61