Should Ebola patients be treated in the United States?

On Saturday, Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, returned to the United States. Brantly landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia and was transported via ambulance to Emory University Hospital, where he will be treated. As the Associated Press reported, this marks the first time a person infected with Ebola – an incurable, deadly virus – has been brought to the U.S.

While the Center for Disease Control has maintained the Atlanta hospital and its workers are equipped to handle the patients, on radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu debated whether or not it was wise to return Brantly and his compatriot to the U.S.

Glenn explained he has “huge respect” for the Brantly, who contracted the virus while he was in Africa treating Ebola patients. At the same time, Glenn wondered if the U.S. could have sent the necessary treatment to Brantly in Africa, instead of returning him to the U.S.

“I hate to go back to this Ebola thing and I really have respect for the guy,” Glenn said. “But I'm just saying: Do we need more logs on the fire… We have the resources to bring everything that they would possibly need to them… Fly a C-131 transport plane. Get it over there. Put all your equipment in it. You don't need to be treated in an American hospital. We'll bring the hospital to you.”

Stu, however, was not convinced.

“I would assume there are time constraints on that one. It's not ready to go right now. There's a facility [in the U.S.] ready to go. There are a few that can treat this sort of thing,” Stu countered. “Supposedly the treatment is already helping. What are we going to do? Let this guy go over there and let him die? You have to take precautions realizing this is an awful disease, but we should be able to seal up one guy and fly him over here. It should not be impossible.”

While Stu's logic sounds reasonable, you may recall the CDC admitted just last month that it had discovered six vials of smallpox at a Food and Drug Administration storage facility in Maryland. This blunder followed a June report in which 80 CDC workers were accidently exposed to anthrax in a laboratory. The recent errors gave Glenn pause.

“You're talking about bringing him into a major population center,” Glenn said of Brantly. “Wasn't it about a month ago… there was something lost? You're saying to me, ‘You know, Glenn, it seems like we should be able to…’ Yes, we should. But…”

Ultimately, Stu found himself feeling like that guy in the movies who tells everyone ‘everything is going to be fine’ before half the population ends up dying of some incurable disease.

“We were having that serious conversation about Ebola,” Stu concluded. “And I'm the idiot in the movie who said, ‘No, we should be able to seal the frickin' guy off. What's the big deal? Nothing is going to happen.’”

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In just the past few days, the Senate passed an unprecedented $740 billion spending bill amid an inflation crisis, we found out that the IRS purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo ahead of plans to hire 87,000 new "enforcement" agents, and on Monday the FBI raided the home of a former U.S. president. It's pretty safe to say that there's a whole lot going on in this country that we've never seen before, and conservatives had "better wake up," said Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Program."

"This is the beginning of an entirely new kind of America. And when it is all implemented, look out! The only other thing that I think [Democrats] could do to really polish us off is [use] emergency orders. If [President Joe Biden] goes for emergency orders and declares a national emergency over the weather, we're going to be cooked," Glenn said.

Glenn went on to explain why he believes a new "season" is on the horizon for our nation, but it’s not all bad news. He said he's hopeful for a new class of politicians to enter Washington, D.C., and, while no politician is perfect, a few such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can still surprise us.

DeSantis always seems to be ahead of the curve on hot-button issues, and he tackles them the legal way without abusing his power. Just look at how much the media is trying to paint him as evil. That’s a telltale sign that "he’s on the right track, at the right speed. And he's taking all of it on," Glenn said.

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Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

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