CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 1st

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: 872,891 (up from 799,995 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 43,271 (up from 38,735 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 184,588 (up from 169,995 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 188,592 Confirmed Cases and 4,056 Deaths, up from 164,359 cases and 3,173 deaths yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 78,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 12,428 officially dead)
  • US is 24th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 507 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,185 Cases per 1 Million.
  • US is 28th in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 12 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 206 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 4,056 Dead vs 7,251 Recovered and 4,576 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 177,285 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 1% of the total US population tested
  • 16% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
US Energy Industry On The Verge of a Massive Collapse https://www.foxnews.com/media/rick-perry-us-oil-industry-massive-collapse
  • Rick Perry issues a dire warning that America's energy industry is about to experience a massive collapse due to low oil prices caused by a huge drop in energy demand.
  • COVID-19 related slowdowns in airline, car transportation as well as a 45% drop in industrial production in March have dropped the demand for oil to 20-year lows.
  • Rick Perry recommended that US refineries be restricted from importing and refining any foreign petroleum products for at least 60 days as a means to help domestic energy producers in Texas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.
  • "If independent energy producers go out of business, we're handing the global market for energy back Russia and Saudi Arabia. It will be like 1974 all over again," Perry said.
Bailout Nation: Now The Car Industry Needs a Bailout https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-hammer-u-auto-sales-143814543.html
  • Year over Year automobile sales in the US are off as much as 90% compared to the same time in 2019.
  • Analysts expect April to be worse, with more than 75% of Americans now living under some form of House Arrest or Shelter-in-Place orders.
  • Autosales is not considered essential work in any state in the US with COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • Dan Furgeson, Manager of a Ford dealership in Arizona, indicated he may have to lay-off his entire staff of 48 employees. "We hear there are supposed to be government loan programs for small businesses, but that money could be weeks away. I can't make payroll this week," he said, expressing a sentiment that is becoming as epidemic as the virus itself across the US.
Study Indicates Case Mortality Rate May Be Below 1% https://nypost.com/2020/03/31/covid-19-death-rate-lower-than-previously-reported-study/, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30243-7/fulltext
  • Medical Journal Lancet published a study that takes into account projected number of cases that are not diagnosed formally and do not require hospitalization.
  • President Donald Trump had been highly criticized earlier in March for stating he believed the final Case Mortality Rate would be "way below 1%", a number far below the 2.4% out of Wuhan, China.
  • Final Case Fatality Rate may be as low as 0.66%, still 6-times higher than the seasonal flu, but well below the higher rates seen in Italy, Iran, Spain, China and other hard-hit countries.
  • So far, the fatality rate in the US is about 2.1%, but expected to go lower as more and more people are tested and diagnosed.
  • Researchers did warn that the final case mortality rate for each country might be highly-localized and dependent upon hospital capacity and quality of medical care available.
New Study Indicates Iran Has Lost Over 15,000 People to COVID-19, Compared to the 3,000 Officially Reported https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/03/31/reports-iran-has-lost-17-officials-nearly-15000-people-to-chinese-coronavirus/
  • A report issued by Saudi Arabia's news service cites internal medical records that list "lung disease", "pneumonia" or "heart failure" as the cause of death on hundreds of people who died in February and March, from just one hospital.
  • Iran has lost 16 members of Parliament and 2 cabinet members to COVID-19.
  • The country now joins China as two countries with totalitarian regimes caught blatantly lying about official cases and death statistics related to the Pandemic.
  • Wuhan China, where the virus originated, has had more than 218,000 cremations so far in 2020, compared to just 32,000 for the same period in 2019, according to a report by RT News.
In Bid to Stay Open, Walmart Issuing Masks, Gloves and Temperature Checks to All Retail Employees Nationwide https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-walmart-temperature-checks-masks-gloves-guidelines/
  • As social distancing is proving to slow the spread of COVID-19, Walmart will ask all employees to wear masks and gloves, as well as have temperature taken before all shifts starting April 1st, 2020.
  • North American President of Retail Operations indicated in a Memo that many employees have requested masks and gloves be provided to them.
  • More than 18% of Walmart's retail staff missed some time due to illness in March, according to CBS news, citing an anonymous source inside the company. "This is much higher than a normal month," the employee indicated.
  • The move comes as the CDC and COVID-19 Task Force indicated it may be shifting its stance on the general public wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Choir Rehearsal A Telling Story of Coronavirus https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/a-choir-decided-to-go-ahead-with-rehearsal-now-dozens/article_0a21d9e7-ce50-57a4-9f37-8a3faf967cba.html
  • On March 6th, a church choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead.
  • With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal.
  • The virus was already killing people in the Seattle area, about an hour's drive to the south.
  • But Skagit County hadn't reported any cases, schools and business remained open, and prohibitions on large gatherings had yet to be announced.
  • Sixty singers showed up. A greeter offered hand sanitizer at the door, and members refrained from the usual hugs and handshakes.
  • After 2 1/2 hours, the singers parted ways at 9 p.m.
  • Nearly three weeks later, 45 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or ill with the symptoms, at least three have been hospitalized, and two are dead.
  • The outbreak has stunned county health officials, who have concluded that the virus was almost certainly transmitted through the air from one or more people without symptoms.
  • "That's all we can think of right now," said Polly Dubbel, a county communicable disease and environmental health manager.
  • In interviews with the Los Angeles Times, eight people who were at the rehearsal said that nobody there was coughing or sneezing or appeared ill.
  • Experts said the choir outbreak is consistent with a growing body of evidence that the virus can be transmitted through aerosols — particles smaller than 5 micrometers that can float in the air for minutes or longer.
  • The World Health Organization has downplayed the possibility of transmission in aerosols, stressing that the virus is spread through much larger "respiratory droplets," which are emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes and quickly falls to a surface.
  • A study published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when the virus was suspended in a mist under laboratory conditions it remained "viable and infectious" for three hours — though researchers have said that time period would probably be no more than a half-hour in most real-world indoor conditions.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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