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'

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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