CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 9th

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: 1,529,961 (up from 1,447,516 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 89,426 (up from 83,113 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 337,164 (up from 308,659 yesterday)
  • US has 435,160 Confirmed Cases and 14,797 Deaths, up from 400,549 cases and 12,857 deaths yesterday
  • The nearly 2,000 US deaths makes this the highest death rate day so far in the Pandemic for any country
  • The US has officially tested 2,226,116 people, Making the US 44th in Rate of Testing Per 1 Million in Population
  • Less than 1% of the US Population has been tested for COVID-19... Iceland is #1, having tested over 10% of its total population
Virus Spreads Nearly 2-Times Faster Than Previously Estimated https://nypost.com/2020/04/08/coronavirus-might-spread-twice-as-quickly-as-health-officials-thought/
  • Researchers from Los Alimos National Laboratory published a study estimating the total number of other people infected by each SARS-CoV-2 carrier.
  • The research found that people infected during the initial outbreak in Wuhan probably passed the virus to an average 5.7 others — more than double the 2 to 2.5 other people estimated by health officials and the World Health Organization.
  • Patients sick with the seasonal flu, by comparison, will on average infect about 1.3 people.
  • If the numbers are accurate, the coronavirus pandemic could only be stopped by a widespread vaccination or built immunity for 82 percent of the population, according to the researchers, who reviewed Chinese data from the CDC, including mobile phone data that tracked the movement of patients leaving Wuhan.
  • The WHO has faced significant criticism for downplaying the contagious nature of COVID-19 and China's role in daily to stop the spread early in the localized epidemic phase.
  • An internal Chinese study originally leaked in February by doctors estimated the rate of spread in Wuhan to be between 4.8 and 5.9 people infected per victim, which would validate the research from Los Alimos. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/7/20-0282_article?deliveryName=USCDC_333-DM25287
More Western Governments Agree: Virus Likely Came from Chinese Laboratory, NOT From Exoctic Food Market https://www.yahoo.com/news/boris-johnsons-government-reportedly-believes-115000701.html
  • Add Great Britain to the growing list of Governments who are beginning to confirm the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely came from a Chinese Communist Party-backed viral research lab.
  • The US, UK, Israel, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and Germany have all reached similar conclusions: the virus behind COVID-19 was most likely laboratory grown. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188159/Did-coronavirus-leak-research-lab-Wuhan-Startling-new-theory-no-longer-discounted.html
  • The WHO has significantly downplayed this possibility and continues to parrot Chinese Communist Party propaganda that the virus is too "imperfect" to have been developed as a bio-weapon, a claim not being made by any Western governments or intelligence agencies.
  • Rather, the conclusion is that the virus was discovered in the Chinese research lab and accidentally leaked when a worker was sprayed with blood from a bat, which internal documents from the Lab as well as Chinese Communist Party videos obtained by Western Intelligence & Media outlets appear to confirm.
China Communist Party: Virus Was Spreading in North Carolina in the Summer of 2019 https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3079046/chinese-supercomputer-and-american-doctors-clash-over-ai
  • An AI Supercomputer modeling all public health records finds SARS-CoV-2 was likely present and spreading in North Carolina in the Summer of 2019.
  • Using millions of medical records (fully anonymized of course), the Chinese computer found a case of 'atypical pneumonia' of 'unknown origin' in The US last year, including CT scans of the victim's lungs indicative of COVID-19.
  • The Victim was an avid "Vaper" (user of oral vaping CBD Oil device)
  • China's Tianhe-1 machine says white patches detected on lungs suggest probable COVID-19 and suggested contaminated vaping devices shared among friends the likely culprit.
  • But North Carolina doctor says five patients with similar symptoms were not evidence of an earlier outbreak.
  • The patient was one of five people who showed up at the WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, at about the same time, with acute lung injuries, according to information on the website of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Doctors ran tests for influenza and other known pathogens to identify the cause of infection, and the results came back negative.
  • All patients survived and their cases were added by the US CDC into a pool of hundreds of patients "potentially associated with vaping", or the smoking of electronic cigarettes, that occurred last year.
  • CDC notes that none of the patients presented with other COVID-19 symptoms which often include Fever, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Headaches, or Dry Cough.
  • CDC further noted that if this had been SARS-CoV-2, further spread would have likely occurred given the extremely high rate of contagion.
  • Industry analysts also noted that approximately 95% of global vaping equipment, including flavor cartridges, are manufactured in China.
US Government Needs Mike Lindell After All: Federal Stockpile of PPEs 90% Depleted https://apnews.com/a464316e25560d393bd07a021b7e81ba
  • More than 90% of the US Stockpile of Masks, Gowns, Gloves and Faceshields have already been distributed to states.
  • As reported by The Blaze and confirmed as "True" by Factcheckers at USA Today, the US Federal Emergency Stockpile had been depleted by over 70% between 2012 and 2016 during the Obama Administration, but the Administration had not refilled the stockpile before Trump took office in 2017. https://www.glennbeck.com/blog/coronavirus-update-april-6th
  • The Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press Wednesday that the federal stockpile was in the process of deploying all remaining personal protective equipment in its inventory.
  • The HHS statement confirms federal documents released Wednesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee showing that about 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has been distributed to state and local governments.
  • HHS spokeswoman Katie McKeogh said the remaining 10% will be kept in reserve to support federal response efforts, noting that the US Federal Government is expecting new PPE to arrive from US and Western manufacturers within days to help ensure ongoing supplies to US hotspots.
New Yorkers Carry European Strains of SARS-CoV-2, Study Demonstrates https://dnyuz.com/2020/04/08/most-new-york-coronavirus-cases-came-from-europe-genomes-show/
  • There are currently 115 known 'mutations' of SARS-CoV-2, most extremely minor protein anomalies that don't impact how the virus functions in the human body.
  • NYC victims mostly carry and transmit the European strains of the virus, the same as those having caused such high infection and serious complication rates in Italy and Spain.
  • That seems to be true up and down the East Coast and in Louisianna, whereas Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles mostly seem to carry strains that came directly through China without first transmitting through European hosts.
  • Understanding the specific genome of which strain of the virus is carried can help doctors determine which treatments may be most effective for a given patient, and may alter vaccine development.
  • SARS-CoV-2 itself is a mutation of the original SARS-1 Coronavirus, scientists indicated.
  • Some previous studies have speculated that some strains of the virus may be more virulent and fatal in some patients than others, although the CDC has yet to reach this conclusion, the study notes.
100 Ships and 90,000 Crew Members In Limbo - Stuck At Sea Awaiting Permission to Disembark https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-90-000-cruise-ship-crew-members-stuck-at-sea-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ar-BB12lXc2
  • Dozens of ships do not have passengers, either because cruises were canceled or returning ships already disembarked all passengers - still crew members, even those who have tested negative for COVID-19, are stuck on board.
  • The Coral Princess, the latest cruise ship in the U.S. with reported cases of COVID-19, already disembarked all passengers but crew members are all still on board. Tthe U.S. Coast Guard said over 100 cruise ships and 90,000 crew members are still stuck at sea in or near U.S. ports and waters.
  • "The entire DHS team is working together to ensure no seafarer will be left untreated during this emergency to the best of our collective ability," Rear Adm. Eric Jones, Commander of the 7th District headquartered in Miami, said.
  • However, "cruise lines need to take additional measures" to be "reasonably self-sufficient" through better medical care and protocols.
  • Some crew members have accused the government of slowplaying disembarkation orders as a means to 'punish' the Cruise industry for choosing to continue operations into March, resulting in thousands of passengers becoming infected and requiring rescue efforts at Government expense.
In Mexico, Death's by COVID-19 Flat, but Deaths by "Atypical Pneumonia" Surge https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/04/in-mexico-atypical-pneumonia-is-killing-more-people-than-covid-19-imss-denies-it/
  • In a copycat scenario echoing China's early cover-up, Government Officials in Mexico seem to be masking COVID-19 deaths by fudging Cause of Death numbers.
  • Officially, Mexico has only 174 Deaths by COVID-19 so far, despite local reports of "many Dozens" of dead in just one hospital in Mexico City.
  • However, a recent media report shows that while official COVID-19 deaths appear to be low, death via 'Atypical Pneumonia', 'Respiratory Failure' or 'Heart Seizure' have surged by hundreds of cases in the past 4 weeks.
  • In one hospital just this past week, only 15 patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, but another 48 patients were admitted with "Atypical Pneumonia" listed on official medical reports leaked to the press.
  • Doctors there said they aren't testing all patients due to lack of testing supplies and laboratory capacity.
  • Mexico only began instituting social distancing orders and lockdowns last week, prompting a scramble by Government officials as obvious outbreaks appeared in hospitals all over the country.
  • Mexico recently requested international help, asking for 200,000 doctors and 300,000 nurses to help deal with the expected wave of infections. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/mexico-is-short-200000-doctors-300000-nurses-health-minister/
Police Confront Nude Sunbathers About Having Naked Faces https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/nudist-sunbathers-face-masks-coronavirus
  • Face masks are apparently more important than pants when it comes to health and safety.
  • In classic "You Do You" style, a group of naked sunbathers in the Czech Republic were recently ordered by police to cover up with facemasks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • While they were completely free to remain nude, local ordinances required that they keep their mouths covered due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
  • "I guess Nude doesn't really mean Nude anymore," one local sunbather complained.
How Do You Restart The World's Largest Economy? On a Wing and a Prayer: https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-and-businessesturn-attention-to-eventual-reopeningof-22-trillion-u-s-economy-11586301615
  • The Trump Administration's Larry Kudlow indicated recently that we're 'weeks, not months' from restarting parts of the US Economy following COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • Trump has indicated he wants a 'fast, very rapid' jump-start, coupling liquidity injections from the US Federal Reserve with Government Spending via several channels.
  • The US Government will place orders with Defense contractors, spend heavily on new infrastructure, offer immediate spending grants to US-states, and issue special building and construction permits, along with cutting red-tape and environmental regulations, insiders have indicated.
  • Spending grants offered to US states would be time-sensitive, inspiring states to rush projects to fruition to take advantage of the funds. "There's a clock on this stuff," Kudlow told reporters.
  • "This has never been done before, but we know the levers to pull," one source quoted by the Wall Street Journal said. "The US Government is the largest overall spender in the world, but we also control the regulations that would otherwise limit growth from the private sector."
  • The one-two punch of government spending coupled with lower regulatory burden should enable the US Government to help jump-start the economy.
  • "Spending by the US Government, along with massive loan-guarantees is what restarted Europe's economy via the Marshall plan after World War II," said one Fed official. "We're not entirely in uncharted territory."
  • Still, the concern is that by lowering social distancing orders too soon, further viral outbreaks could squash efforts to restart the economy. "Timing is everything," Larry Kudlow told the Wall Street Journal yesterday.

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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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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