CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 13th

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: 138,156 (up from 127,388 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 5,080 (up from 4,641 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recoveries Worldwide: 70,437 (up from 68,327 yesterday)
  • 132 Countries have confirmed cases (up from 125 yesterday) 4 more have suspected cases
  • 9% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization), down from 11% yesterday and down from 19% just 2 weeks ago, 3% of patients require ICU
  • US has 1,762 Confirmed Cases and 41 Deaths, up from 1,336 cases and 38 confirmed deaths yesterday
  • In the US, only Alabama, Alaska, West Virginia and Maine don't have at least 1 case.

Schools Closed in at Least 6 states https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/world/coronavirus-news.html, https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-united-states-school-closings-20200312-sh2d5vi525drvcf5dwm7hnebru-story.html
  • All public schools in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky and New Mexico were told to close beginning next week.
  • Schools in Washington, California and New York may join by Monday.
  • The length of proposed closure ranges from 1 week to 4 weeks.
  • Some schools shifting to at home reading plans, others offering partial lessons via live Video Conference or recorded video lectures.
Top Ohio Health Official Estimate "At Least 1%" of Ohio's Population is Infected with SARS-CoV-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiUyGfDJ76g&feature=emb_logo
  • "We have 11 Million people, so the math is over 100,00", said Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.
  • The rate of spread and fatality rate prompted her to recommend closing all schools in Ohio by Friday.
  • "So that gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly."
Dr Anthony Fauci Warns Against Worst Case Scenario Predictions https://www.foxnews.com/media/fauci-cautions-150-million-coronavirus-estimate
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared Thursday to downplay the hype surrounding a congressional doctor's estimate that the U.S. could see 70 million to 150 million coronavirus cases.
  • "I think we really need to be careful with those kinds of predictions because that's based on a model," Fauci said to Congress.
  • Fauci added that the press tends to report on the higher end of ranges predicted by models. "Remember the model during the Ebola outbreak said you could have as many as a million [cases]. We didn't have a million," he added.
Satellite Images Appear to Show Mass Gaves in Iran - Thousands of COVID-19 Victims https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/12/coronavirus-iran-mass-graves-qom, https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000007011860/iran-coronavirus-outbreak.html
  • New York Times obtained footage from anonymous sources inside the US government.
  • The disturbing images seem to show mass graves with thousands of bodies wrapped in white burial shrouds.
  • So far, no on the ground confirmation in Iran or from Iranian officials, though additional videos from inside Iran would seem to confirm the idea that Iran has been hiding official numbers of infected and dead.
  • Some estimates, based on the ratio of Iranian Parliament members who are infected, predict that Iran may have as many as 3 million infected people, which with a Case Fatality Rate of 1% (where many doctors ultimately believe the CFR will end up), that would be 30,000 dead.
  • So far, Iran's official Case Fatality Rate - the one they admit to - is about 5%.
Man in Italy Pleads For Help via YouTube, Facebook https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/12/coronavirus-bodies-italy-quarantine/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKGZ2zVlmU
  • "I have my sister in bed, dead, I don't know what to do," Luca Franzese said in a heartbreaking Facebook video, pleading for help.
  • "I cannot give her the honor she deserves because the institutions have abandoned me. I contacted everyone, but nobody was able to give me an answer."
  • Italy has the 2nd highest total number of cases after China, with 15,113 Cases as of Friday morning, and over 1,016 dead, however instances like Luca Franzese indicate there may be many more dead among those quarantined at home and not yet counted in official numbers.
  • Italy's official Case Fatality Rate is over 8% of confirmed cases have resulted in death, the highest official CFR in the world.
Apple Has Reopened All Stores in China https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3075060/apple-reopens-all-its-stores-china-shorter-hours-amid-signs
  • Perhaps an indicator that "This too shall pass", Apple has reopened all 42 stores across Mainland China.
  • China's regional VP for China reports that all stores have been fully disinfected and all employees will be wearing surgical masks and gloves for the time being.
  • Across China, more than 75% of local businesses have reopened, in a hopeful sign that quarantines, isolation and social distancing practices can work to slow the disease to the point where hospitals can manage the number of infections.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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