CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 17th

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: 2,197,161 (up from 2,094,897 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 147,512 (up from 135,569 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 557,596 (up from 520,946 yesterday)
  • US has 687,210 Confirmed Cases and 34,641 deaths, plus 13,369 Active Cases in Serious/Critical condition
  • Of all global confirmed cases that have had an outcome of either Recovered or Dead, 21% of COVID-19 victims have died
China Revises Wuhan Death Rate Upward by 50%, WHO To Praise "Transparency" https://apnews.com/599338c54097ab68a1f2eda09c2d8a3b
  • Those of us who have been calling "BS" on China's COVID-19 numbers have been 100% vindicated.
  • The Chinese Communist Party issued a revision indicating they are 90% positive their original Case Fatality Rate was off by only 50%, adding 1,300 new deaths to their official count.
  • There is also a 99% probability that the WHO will issue a statement praising the transparency of the CCP for having the bravery to admit their original numbers were about as accurate as guessing the outcome of a coin-flip.
  • The hashtag "China Lied, People Died" [#chinaliedpeopledied] has been replaced, and now the hashtag "China made stuff up and so the rest of the world finally woke up to the fact that the CCP is an enemy to all mankind so we should buy American made products instead" is now trending on Twitter [#chinamadestuffupandsotherestoftheworldfinallywokeuptothefactthattheccpisanenemytoallmakindsoweshouldbyamericanmadeproductsinstead].
Vegas Card Dealers To Wear Masks & Gloves in Bid to Reopen Casinos https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/04/16/vegas-dealers-to-wear-masks-casino-patrons-to-get-temps-checked-in-reopening-plan/
  • Under the major's new proposal, dealers would wear masks and gloves, chairs would be moved further apart at Blackjack tables, and customers would have temperatures checked via what she called "noninvasive" means.
  • "This shutdown has become one of total insanity in my opinion," said Mayor Carolyn Goodman. "For there is no backup of data as to why we are shut down from the start. It makes no sense. It's not scientific."
  • When confronted with the scientific fact that COVID-19 is contagious when carriers are pre-symptomatic (i.e. before they exhibit a temperature)...the mayor's office had no comment.
Pandemic Will LIkely Kill Hundreds of Thousands of Children Who Never Become Infected https://www.foxnews.com/world/united-nations-warning-coronavirus-lockdowns-could-kill-hundreds-thousands-children
  • UN Warns that 10s of thousands of children will likely die due to the economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns.
  • "Economic hardship experienced by families as a result of the global economic downturn could result in hundreds of thousands of additional child deaths in 2020, reversing the last 2 to 3 years of progress in reducing infant mortality within a single year," the U.N. report said.
  • The United Nations estimated that between 42 million to 66 million children could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis, adding to the 386 million already in extreme poverty in 2019.
  • The report added that 188 countries had closed schools nationwide, affecting more than 1.5 billion children, according to Reuters.
  • "The potential losses that may accrue in learning for today's young generation, and for the development of their human capital, are hard to fathom," the U.N. said.
  • The UN reiterated its call for a 10% global GDP tax that each country would pay directly to the UN to help stamp-out child-killing poverty worldwide.
Guidelines for Reducing Social Distancing Rules Released by White House Task Force https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-announces-new-coronavirus-guidelines-for-opening-up-america-again
  • The plan calls for three Phases of reduced social and economic restrictions, each with a 2-week period in between showing that COVID-19 spread was stable and not increasing.
  • The strategy would enable states or even counties to determine where they are on the curve and follow their own path to reopen schools, businesses and other events.
  • News of the plan follows orders from New York, California and numerous other states that Social Distancing and Stay At Home orders would be extended through May 15th.
  • Guidelines for all 3 phases included the recommendation that people wear face-masks while out in public.
California Governor States "Curve Arguably Flattened" https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/16/governor-newsom-curve-has-arguably-flattened-california-nears-900-covid-19-deaths/
  • 27,036 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in California, which represents a 47.7 percent increase from the 18,309 people who had tested positive when Newsom briefed the press last Thursday.
  • "You have successfully bent and arguably flattened the curve in the state of California," Newsom said.
  • "We continue to need to maintain our vigilance, guided not by political decision-making, guided by data, guided by facts, guided by science, guided by health professionals all throughout the state of California."
  • Officially, California's Shelter-in-Place orders are set to expire May 3rd.
  • California would review its status per the new Federal guidelines issued by President Trump to determine if it is ready to enter Phase I of re-opening its economy, Newsom indicated.
Anti-COVID-19 Paint Soon Available https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3080294/japans-nippon-paint-develops-anti-coronavirus-coating-protect
  • Nippon Paint's Antivirus Kids Paint has been developed in partnership with US-based Corning company.
  • 5 million yuan worth of the new product has been donated to four hospitals in Hubei province, the company said.
  • It has been successfully tested in the US by Texas-based Microchem Laboratory and can render inactive almost 100 percent of Feline Calicivirus, an upper respiratory infection in cats.
  • The product has been under development since 2017, the company said.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved Feline Calicivirus as a suitable proxy for detecting human norovirus, rhinovirus and coronavirus.
  • According to the World Health Organisation, SARS-CoV-2 might stay on surfaces for up to several days. People can catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces or objects, and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
  • No word yet when the paint might be available in the US as consumer safety testing and certification was still ongoing.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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