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'

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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