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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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'

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.

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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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