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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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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