CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 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: 114,638 (up from 110,242 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 4,031 (up from 3,831 yesterday)
  • 64,277 Patients Have Recovered from COVID-19 Worldwide
  • 115 Countries Have Confirmed Cases (up from 109 yesterday), 3 more have Suspected Cases
  • 12% of Active Cases are Considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization), down from 13% yesterday, with 4% requiring ICU
  • US has 729 Confirmed Cases, and 27 Deaths
  • Confirmed Cases in the 33 US States, with 4 More Tracking Suspected cases
CDC Officially Recommends Those Aged 60+ Stay Home https://nypost.com/2020/03/09/cdc-urges-elderly-to-stock-up-on-food-stay-home-amid-coronavirus-fears/
  • "Have enough household items and groceries so that you will be prepared to stay home for a period of time," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a senior CDC official, said in a conference call Monday.
  • Risk of serious illness increased dramatically for patients 60 and older and was the highest for people 80 and older.
  • Existing health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, also increases the risk, Dr Messonnier said.
  • People in these high-risk categories should avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid crowds in poorly ventilated spaces, and avoid all non-essential travel like plane trips.
Italy Extends Full Quarantine to Entire Country https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/italy-extends-its-quarantine-to-the-entire-country-pm-asks-residents-to-stay-at-home.html
  • Residents advised they will be unable to travel outside their own Provinces without official government passes.
  • People should not leave their homes unless absolutely required for work or for emergencies.
  • Quarantine is effective immediately and no end-date was provided by the government.
  • Italy is the world's 7th largest economy by GDP, now offline.
New Study from Germany Indicates Recovered Patients Likely Not Contagious https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/09/people-shed-high-levels-of-coronavirus-study-finds-but-most-are-likely-not-infectious-after-recovery-begins/
  • The study concludes that yes, those infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can shed virus and be infective to others in as little as 12-14 hours after they were first exposed.
  • Patients are confirmed to be shedding virus via blood, mucus, spittle and fecal matter while showing no symptoms (asymptomatic spread).
  • Patients showing no symptoms or mild symptoms shed less viral material than those with significant symptoms.
  • Patients with mild-symptoms tend to cease being infectious to others 8-10 days after the onset of symptoms, despite continuing to shed viral material.
  • Recovered patients are confirmed to be shedding non-contagious viral material for 2-3 weeks after recovery, according to the German study.
Governor Cuomo of New York Making His Own Hand Sanitizer https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486607-cuomo-challenges-purell-amazon-ebay-by-introducing-new-york-made-hand
  • Cuomo said the state's product is 75 percent alcohol compared to name-brand competitor Purell, which is made of 70 percent alcohol. Health officials recommend using a hand sanitizer made of at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • The New York product also has a "very nice floral bouquet" scent, Cuomo added.
  • "To Purell, and Mr. Amazon and Mr. eBay, if you continue the price gouging, we will introduce our product, which is superior to your product," Cuomo said. "And you don't even have the floral bouquet, so stop price gouging."
  • The State is apparently using prison labor to mix the flowery sanitizer, made up of rubbing alcohol, glycerin, and aloe.
  • No word yet on how or where New Yorkers can obtain the new Cuomo-Sanitizer.
New Study From China Warns Virus May Linger in Air For Up to 30 Minutes in Enclosed Spaces https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3074351/coronavirus-can-travel-twice-far-official-safe-distance-and-stay
  • The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can linger in the air for at least 30 minutes and travel up to 4.5 meters – further than the "safe distance" advised by health authorities around the world, according to a study by a team of Chinese government epidemiologists.
  • Study was based on people infected on a bus who passed the virus to others who were more than 12 feet away.
  • Authorities pointed out the importance of wearing a surgical mask or facemask if you are infected or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, even if you are maintaining safe distance from others.
UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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

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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