CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 8th

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: 1,447,516 (up from 1,359,010 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 83,113 (up from 75,906 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 308,659 (up from 293,454 yesterday)
  • US has 400,549 Confirmed Cases and 12,857 Deaths, up from 367,650 cases and 10,943 deaths yesterday
  • US is 17th in Death Rate per 1 Million People, at 39 Deaths per Million. By comparison, Spain has 311 deaths per million, Italy has 283, France 158 and Sweden 59 Deaths per 1 Million people
NYC Deadliest Day So Far: 731 COVID-19 Deaths on Tuesday https://apnews.com/72a432c5ef566621f3b288146d2bc00d20% of NYPD Calls In Sick https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/nypd-coronavirus-out-sick/index.html
  • The New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus this week.
  • On Monday, 6,974 uniformed members of the NYPD were out sick, accounting for 19.3% of the Department's uniformed workforce, according to department's daily report. That number has jumped from 12% on March 28.
  • Currently, 1,935 uniformed members and 293 civilian members tested positive for the coronavirus, the NYPD said.
  • Another 993 officers have presumed cases and are awaiting test results.
France Temporarily Surpasses US With Deadliest National Daily Total: 1,417 Dead Monday https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11349914/france-coronavirus-worst-world-death-toll/
  • Frace was among the last European nations to ban travel from China, Italy and other outbreak hotspots.
  • Its overall death toll now stands at 10,328 with only Italy (17, 127), Spain (14,045) and USA (12,857) recording more deaths.
  • France's record daily death toll Monday surpasses the previous global highs set by Italy (919), Spain (961) and the USA (1,330). However, the US experienced 1,880 deaths on Tuesday. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52209954
  • Jerome Salomon, head of France's public health authority, said the figures included 7,091 people who had died in hospitals, but only partial data about those who had died in Nursing Homes, Homeless Shelters or at private residences, so actual death totals were likely much higher.
Now Even Antarctica Not Safe From COVID-19 https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/americas/greg-mortimer-cruise-ship-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html
  • Cruise ship from Australia was set to sail to Antarctica and S Georgia island to view penguins, seals, and whales, and set sail in late March.
  • Over 60% of passengers on board have tested positive for COVID-19, another 20% have suspected cases with test results pending.
  • The ship is moored off Uraguay.
  • Various countries are working with authorities to evacuate their citizens, including passengers from the United States who have tested positive.
COVID-19 Killing More Brittons Than The Blitz https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11345450/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-cases-record/
  • The UK had 786 known COVID-19 deaths yesterday, including a 23 year old with no underlying health conditions.
  • By comparison: The worst day of The Blitz bombings by Germany in World War II killed 131 people.
  • Department of Health estimates the actual total COVID-19 deaths is likely higher, as it did not include figures from Whales, Northern Ireland or Leeds, and also failed to count those who may have died at home.
  • The UK estimates over 1,000 people have died in their own homes in the past week and many of those are not yet counted as COVID-19 deaths due to lack of testing.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continued his Critical Care battle with COVID-19, is receiving oxygen but has not been put on a ventilator. He remains the official head of state of the United Kingdom.
Governor Cuomo to Lift Ban on Hyroxychloriquine https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/new-york-county-executives-want-cuomo-to-lift-restrictions-on-hydroxychloroquine-treatment
  • Andrew Cuomo has reversed his earlier position banning the use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment in New York.
  • The Governor had allowed the drug to be studied for possible use for COVID-19 and conceded positive results in 2 weeks of testing in the state.
  • He's asked the Federal Government to increase its supply of the drug to New York hospitals and pharmacies.
  • President Trump has taken significant criticism for suggesting the use of the drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19, but always under the advice and care of a Doctor.
Trump May Restrict Funding to WHO Over Handling of Coronavirus https://www.foxnews.com/politics/who-director-faces-growing-calls-to-resign-over-handling-of-coronavirus-china
  • Trump said in a Tuesday briefing the World Health Organization "...got every major call wrong" in their Coronavirus response.
  • The WHO Director has received broad criticism for failing to call COVID-19 a Pandemic even after the outbreak was apparent on every continent and in 130 countries.
  • WHO also praised China's response to the Virus and called Trump's January travel ban racist and unnecessary, before reversing that stance in late February.
  • The US has provided the WHO with as much as 60% of its funding since 2012.
  • Trump tweeted Tuesday night that funding would be put on hold until an investigation could be completed.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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