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'

Wokeness has taken over the American left — or at least the elite — and the corporate media is leading the charge. But the left's "Great Awokening" is actually fueling a great awakening of average liberals, including this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Newsweek deputy opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon joined Glenn after taking CNN's Brian Stelter to school about wokeness on his own show "Reliable Sources".

Batya reviewed the biggest takeaways from her new book, "Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy," including how journalists have abandoned the working class, how she overcame Trump derangement syndrome, why the left hates conservative media, and why there's much more that unites us than divides us.

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Bill O'Reilly says the biggest story of the week is the latest Biden vs. Trump feud, centering on the 'executive privilege' of former presidents. President Biden has threatened to write an order declaring Trump's executive privilege nonexistent, so the January 6th House panel can gain access to the former administration's documents and records. But an executive order from President Obama's time in office may get in the way. O'Reilly breaks down the whole story…

The World Economic Forum just held a 'Great Narrative' meeting in Dubai, led by WEF founder Klaus Schwab. And this 'Great Narrative' could give world elites even more power to further their 'Great Reset' agenda. During the meeting, they called for the creation of a 'story for the future' to lead 'humankind.' Not only is this 'freaking terrifying,' Glenn says, but it's the 'SCARIEST thing he's seen.'

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) is a small business supporter who knows firsthand how government overreach can hurt everyday Americans. She joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to dig into President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" bill and expose how the shocking proposals in the bill will destroy our country.

"I have seen this movie before. I've lived it. My family, we lost everything because people in Washington did not read the damn bill," began Cammack, whose family was evicted from their home and livelihood in 2011 when an Obama-era program forced them to lose their cattle ranch.

"And now you see that it's happening again. This is the Twilight Zone. You've got bills that are being changed in the dead of night. And not only is no one reading it, but then [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi changes the procedures and the rule on the bill, which is really just a way of saying they're going to prevent us from forcing a reading of the bill on the House floor. And, call me crazy, but I think that you should have to sign a piece of paper that says, 'I read this bill. I understand what is in it' in order to vote on it. Because when you're spending that kind of money, and you're making decisions for millions of Americans, are you or are you not a member of the House of Representatives? Do you represent the people, and can you speak on their behalf? Certainly not, if you cannot read the bill," she added.

Cammack goes on to describe some of the most "insane" proposals hidden inside the "Build Back Better" bill and what you can do to "shut it down."

"It's up to us to make sure that we are louder than ever in voicing our concerns and shutting [the bill] down," she warned. "Call your members of Congress. Go to House.gov. You type in your zip code. You find out who your member is. You call their D.C. office. Don't send an email. Emails can be ignored. Phone calls cannot. Call their offices. Tell them to vote no on the 'Build Back Better' plan. And call every single day. Get every coworker, family member, neighbor you've got. We can shut it down. But they need to know they're on notice and that we, the American people, are watching.

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