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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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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