CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 10th

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,615,092 (up from 1,529,961 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 96,791 (up from 89,426 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 362,542 (up from 337,164 yesterday)
  • US has 468,895 Confirmed Cases and 16,697 Deaths, up from 435,160 cases and 14,797 deaths yesterday
  • That is two days in a row with nearly 2000 deaths in the US from COVID-19
  • Measured on a weekly basis for the last 7 days, COVID-19 is currently the leading cause of death in the US
  • US Now Accounts for 30% of all confirmed/diagnosed cases globally
Cue The Fat Lady? US Federal Reserve Buys Everything https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fed-seizing-control-entire-u-144633849.html
  • The US Federal Reserve is purchasing approximately $625 Billion per week in US Treasury Bonds, US Municipal Bonds and Corporate Bonds.
  • That that rate of spend, The Federal Reserve will own all outstanding US Public Debt - Federal and Local - by September 2020 and all Private/Corporate US Bond Debt by December.
  • The Federal Reserve is already the largest single holder of US Government Bonds...Of $20 Trillion in outstanding US Debt, the Federal Reserve owns approximately $5.7 Trillion, and it is adding $1 Trillion in new US Bond purchases every two weeks.
  • This comes as the Bank of England skips the Bond Market entirely and is simply printing new currency to fund UK expenditures directly https://www.ft.com/content/664c575b-0f54-44e5-ab78-2fd30ef213cb, https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52226482 This is also known as Modern Monetary Theory.
  • As of this week's Fed Open Market Committee meeting, The Fed is also willing to purchase so-called Junk Bonds from US Companies in distress.
  • The Fed also issued a new fund to buy US Mortgage Assets from Banks, pledging $200 Billion per month to US Banks plus Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy distressed mortgages that may become insolvent due to COVID-19 mortgage delinquencies or defaults.
  • At this point, the only major asset in US Equity Markets the Fed is not directly buying are US Stocks https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052807.html
  • Ultimately, it is the US Taxpayer who is responsible for all of this debt, NOT the Fed.
  • The Treasury, using the Exchange Stabilization Fund, will make an equity investment in each Fed Fund and be in a "first loss" position, making US Taxpayers responsible should any of the investments or underlying funds fail...
  • As such, the US Treasury, not the Fed, is really buying all these securities and backstopping of loans; the Fed is acting as banker and providing financing.
US Has Lost 10% Of Workforce In Last 3 Weeks https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/09/weekly-jobless-claims-report.html
  • Nearly 17 Million Americans have sought unemployment insurance since March 16th, over 10% of the entire US Workforce.
  • If you include the estimated newly out of work Americans who have yet to seek Unemployment Insurance, the US has lost 15% of its workforce.
  • Analysts expect another wave of newly unemployed in April as well, as most states continue to experience Economic shutdowns due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions and limits on social activity.
  • Per McKinsey & Company, the US GDP is losing over $1 Trillion per month to COVID-19. US GDP was $22 Trillion last year.
Bread LInes Across the US - Food Banks Rationing Supplies https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/covid-19-crisis-heaps-pressure-nation-s-food-banks-n1178731
  • In eerie echoes of The Great Depression, food lines stretch for miles as hungry Americans line up for boxes of food supplies.
  • "Six weeks ago, I had a job making $55,000 a year and could buy my own food. Now I am just trying to make sure my kids eat this weekend," said David Kramer, standing in line for a food bank in San Diego.
  • At Feeding San Diego's emergency drive-thru distribution Saturday, vehicles lined up 14 deep in the SDCCU Stadium parking lot for boxes filled with produce and nonperishable food. About 1,200 vehicles were served until the food bank ran out - in just under an hour.
  • "We're seeing as much as a 40 percent to 50 percent increase in demand at individual distribution locations," CEO Vince Hall said. "Many of the people that we're seeing have never before sought food assistance. Many of them aren't even sure what the process is. We get lots of very fundamental questions: 'Do I qualify? Is there somebody more deserving than me?'"
  • In some markets, such as Baton Rouge, Louisianna and Omaha Nebraska, Food Banks that saw 100 people show up a day in February are seeing 900 people per day now. "We're at zero, zero food left," said Pastor Byron Hicks in Omaha. "It's Easter weekend, there's nothing left to hand out."
  • Nationwide, demand for Food Assistance is up nearly 200% compared to this time last year. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/business/economy/coronavirus-food-banks.html
Now the WHO Defends North Korea: "The Numbers Are The Numbers" https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/04/09/world-health-organization-defends-north-koreas-claim-of-zero-coronavirus-cases/
  • WHO says numbers out of North Korea must be believed.
  • "We trust all Governments to deliver valid data to our organization, and have no valid reason to doubt any numbers delivered at this time,' said a WHO spokesperson.
  • North Korea claims that it has zero cases of COVID-19, despite the fact that reports have leaked of hundreds of corpses being loaded into trucks wrapped in white sheets from Hospitals in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital.
  • Meanwhile, Reuters noted that U.N. human rights experts want the international sanctions against North Korea's nuclear weapons program lifted "to ensure that food supplies reach hungry populations during the pandemic."
  • It is unclear why the experts would think this necessary since WHO officially believes North Korea's insistence that there is no pandemic impact in N Korea.
All Chinese-made COVID-19 Tests Fail In The UK https://www.nationalreview.com/news/u-k-purchased-millions-of-unreliable-coronavirus-tests-from-china/
  • The United Kingdom on Monday revealed that all 17.5 million Coronavirus antibody test kits the country ordered from China are unreliable when used outside "severely ill" populations.
  • "The test developed in China was validated against patients who were severely ill," Professor John Bell, coordinator of coronavirus testing for Public Health England, told reporters.
  • "Whereas we want to use the test in the context of a wider range of levels of infection….So for our purposes, we need a test that performs better than these can."
  • Bell added, "We see many false negatives… and we also see false positives. This is not a good result or test suppliers or for us."
  • Nasal Swab tests developed in China and sold to Western Governments reportedly have false-negative rates as high as 40%. "It's basically like flipping a coin," one researcher said.
Models Now Spare 140,000 American Lives https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/09/dr-anthony-fauci-weve-had-a-bad-week-of-deaths-good-week-of-data/
  • Just two weeks after terrifying America with predictions of 200,000 or more dead, Dr Anthony Fauci said new data shows that only 60,000 Americans will die...maybe.
  • He noted that early predictive models of 100,000 – 240,000 deaths were already down to about 60,000.
  • "That's a sign when you take the data you have and you reinsert it into the model, the model modifies," he said. "Data is real. The model is hypothesis."
  • Fauci acknowledged the number of deaths continued to go up, but that other numbers, such as new hospitalizations and patient admittance into the ICU, were down.
  • "It is in the sense of deaths a bad week," he said, acknowledging new record death rates in a single day. "At the same time, as we're seeing an increase in deaths, we're seeing a rather dramatic decrease in hospitalizations."
  • But Fauci said that the social distancing guidelines should remain in place through April.
  • "That means that what we are doing is working, and therefore it means we need to continue to do it," he said. "Lower numbers mean this is working," he said.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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