CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 11th

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: 126,611 (up from 114,638 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 4,365 (up from 4,031 yesterday)
  • 66,894 Patients Have Recovered from COVID-19 Worldwide
  • 120 Countries Have Confirmed cases (up from 115 yesterday), 6 more have suspected cases
  • 12% of Active Cases are Considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization), steady from 12% yesterday, with 4% requiring ICU
  • US has 1,10 Confirmed Cases, and 31 Deaths
  • Confirmed Cases in the 35 US States, with 6 More Tracking Suspected cases
New Rochelle New York Put Under 1 Mile "Containment Zone" by National Guard https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4478039-coronavirus-update-new-rochelle-put-under-1-mile-containment-area/
  • New Rochelle is the largest cluster of confirmed cases in the US, with over 190 suspected cases and 61 confirmed cases.
  • All public gatherings have been ordered to be canceled, including school and church gatherings.
  • Governor Cuomo said this is NOT a Quarantine, individuals are not prohibited from entering or leaving the area.
  • National Guard troops will be used to help deliver food to residents, provide traffic control for medical personnel and emergencies, and to assist in cleaning/disinfecting public places.
  • New Rochelle Superintended of Schools announced that for the two weeks students may miss, Summerschool classes would be utilized to make up any missed instruction.
American Lives Are Going to Change https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html
  • "We would like the country to realize that as a nation, we can't be doing the kinds of things we were doing a few months ago. It doesn't matter if you're in a state that has no cases or one case," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
  • US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the biggest interventions should be reserved for areas with clusters of cases, such as Santa Clara County in California.
  • But he echoed federal health officials' advice for people at higher risk:
  • "I would encourage any individual who is elderly or is medically fragile to think long and hard about going into any large gathering that would involve close quarters and potential spread," Azar said.
Coronavirus Conference in New York Cancelled Because of Coronavirus https://nypost.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-fears-cancel-think-tanks-coronavirus-conference/
  • Council on Foreign Relations was hosting a conference roundtable called "Doing Business Under Coronavirus".
  • Conference joins hundreds of others across the country canceled due to COVID-19.
  • New York also canceled the NYC Half-marathon, New York Autoshow and New York Spring Fashion Week.
  • Over 45 Tri-State Area schools are closed through Friday, some expected to be closed for 2+ weeks.
Doctors Speculate That AGE Is Why the Case Fatality Rate in Italy Is So High https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-deaths-from-coronavirus-are-so-high-in-italy/
  • Italy has the highest confirmed case count outside of China.
  • Case Fatality Rate in Italy is over 5% of total cases, compared to just over 3% in China.
  • Italy has the 'oldest' population in Europe, with 23% of the population over the age of 60, compared to 18% in the US.
  • Italy's median age is 47.3, compared to just 38..3 in the US.
  • Italy has tested more than 40,000 residents for COVID-19, so the Case Fatality Rate may be closer to accurate than it is in the US

A Perspective on Possible COVID-19 Casualties - Why a "War Footing" Makes Sense
If we assume a 1% Case Fatality Rate for COVID-19 and a full year of spread as we get with the Seasonal Flu, with 60% of the US population getting sick, here is how COVID-19 would compare to the 'worst' years of World War II and the Vietnam War in terms of US deaths that year:
US Population 1944US Combat DeathsFlu Deaths @0.1%COVID-19 (@ 1% CFR)**
1944130,000,000 126,750 13,000 780,000
1968 205,000,00016,899 20,500 1,230,000
2020*331,000,000120 33,100 1,986,000
* 2020 numbers estimated
** Assumes 60% of the US population gets COVID-19 Infection, and 1% die from infection

US Death Rate Expected To Fall Dramatically As Wide-Spread Testing Occurs https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3074397/coronavirus-us-death-rate-likely-fall-new-rules-allow-wider-testing
  • US Case Fatality Rate Stands Near 4% Today
  • US CDC expects to conduct tests on over 100,000 patients this week
  • As testing ramps up, the total Case Fatality Rate is expected to drop to between 0.5% and 1%.
  • US is currently tracking 969 active cases, with 10 in serious/critical condition, and 15 patients listed as 'recovered'

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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