CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 16th

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: 171,105 (up from 136,388 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 6,531 (up from 4,995 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 77,783 (up from 70,437 Friday)
  • 158 Countries have confirmed cases (up from 129 Friday) 4 more have suspected cases
  • 7% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization), down from 9% Friday and down from 19% just 3 weeks ago
  • US has 3,802 Confirmed Cases and 69 Deaths, up from 1,762 cases and 41 deaths Friday
  • In the US, only West Virginia does not have at least 1 Active Case

Sign of Things to Come?: Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan Runs Out of $100 Bills https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/14/a-bank-in-midtown-is-cleaned-out-of-100-bills/
  • So many people sought huge sums that the bank branch, at 52nd Street and Park Avenue, temporarily ran out of $100 bills to fulfill large withdrawals, according to three people familiar with the branch's operations.
  • The shortage hit after a rash of requests for as much as $50,000, said two people who witnessed the rush. , some waiting for over an hour to close out accounts.
  • ATMs stayed full, routine transactions weren't affected, according to the Bank manager.
  • By Friday afternoon, a fresh supply of big bills had arrived from the New York Federal Reserve, and no customers were turned away without cash in hand.
Italian Journalists & Doctors Urge US/UK to "Shut Down" to Avoid Italy's Fate https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8112777/Italian-urges-UK-lockdown-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.html https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-cautionary-tale-italy-dont-do-what-we-did/?utm_source=digg
  • Italian journalist Mattia Ferraresi has urged the US & UK to lockdown now amid the pandemic via an Op Ed in the Boston Globe.
  • He calls mass quarantine an 'exercise in humility' as Covid-19 cases pass 24,000 in Italy.
  • Top Italian Doctor Giuseppe Natalini also called Italy's crisis 'catastrophic, unimaginable'
  • "Our country has universal healthcare, so patients aren't turned away from hospitals here. But in a matter of days, the system was being felled by a virus that I, and many other Italians, had failed to take seriously", he said.
  • 'It didn't have to come to this. We, of course, couldn't stop the emergence of a previously unknown and deadly virus, but we could have mitigated the situation we are now in, in which people who could have been saved are dying. I, and too many others, could have taken a simple yet morally needed action: We could have stayed home."
Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health Endorses 14-Day National Shutdown for US https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/15/anthony-fauci-urges-coronavirus-national-shutdown/
  • Dr. Antony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, urged Americans to shut down more aggressively as the COVID-19 spreads.
  • On MSNBC's "Meet the Press" Mr. Fauci endorsed a 14-day "national shutdown" to help slow down the virus. He explained that he has brought it up with the administration, which is generally open to his ideas.
  • "I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing," he said.
  • Making the TV rounds over the weekend, On ABC's "This Week" the doctor explained that lockdowns helped China and South Korea fight the rapid spread of the disease in their countries. China, he said, has reached its peak and is starting to see the number of cases drop, whereas South Korea has flatlined.
  • However, he warned that while its hard to predict exactly how long the virus will be a threat, "The U.S. should prepare for this to last for several weeks or a few months," he said.
Los Angeles Joins New York, Chicago & Seattle Closing all Bars, Nightclubs & Restaurants https://www.facebook.com/MayorOfLA/videos/239667167195511/
  • The announcement was made via Facebook Livestream.
  • "To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, I'm taking executive action to temporarily close bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues, and other establishments in the city of Los Angeles." Mayor Garcetti said.
  • "These orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will stay in place until March 31 unless extended."
  • "There is no food shortage and grocery stores will remain open. We're taking these steps to help protect Angelenos, limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and avoid putting a dangerous strain on our health care system."
  • New York will leave restaurants open for now, but requires a 6 foot separation between guests and overall capacity limitations of 50% normal occupancy.
Putin Attacks The West Just As We're Most Vulnerable https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/15/putin-unleashes-strategic-hell-on-us/The New Challenge: How To Keep America's Store Shelves Stocked With Food and Supplies https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2020/03/13/companies-that-feed-america-brace-for-labor-shortages-amid-worry-about-restocking-stores/
  • Food producers and supply chain managers say there is generally enough nonperishable food on shelves, in warehouses and on the production line to last several months. Bu labor shortages due to a shut-down, illness or travel restrictions could create localized supply disruptions.
  • The challenge could soon be getting that food to the right places once local distribution centers are wiped out.
  • In addition, millions of Americans, who previously got food at restaurants or in school or at work cafeterias, will have to serve themselves at home, with food bought from grocery big-box enterprises.
  • "The replenishment cycle is going to be the real test here," said Sean Maharaj, a supply chain expert and managing director at AArete, a consulting firm in Chicago. "Manufacturers don't sit on a lot of extra inventory, so what do you do when everything you have is depleted?"
  • Beyond that, industry officials acknowledge some uncertainty about how exactly they will be able to replenish their stocks if factories and ports worldwide are short-staffed.
  • Over the past decade, retailers have moved aggressively to become more efficient by slimming down on inventory instead of stockpiling in warehouses.
  • "Turns out Just In Time delivery systems have a downside," said Maharaj.

Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

But the poll showed some good news, too. Watch the video clip below for more details:


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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) recently sent a fiery letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding she stop obstructing GOP efforts to investigate security measures taken before and on January 6, 2021.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Rep. Davis said the Capitol Police should release all communications concerning security from that day, but the police chief can’t do so without an "okay" from the House sergeant at arms — a Pelosi appointee. Americans deserve to know why the Capitol’s security posture was so bad that day, so we can be sure it won’t happen again, but unfortunately, Rep. Davis told Glenn, that may not occur until Republicans take the House majority back.

"Republicans condemn the violence that took place a year ago. That was unanimous," Davis said. "But here we are today still left wondering, what did the sergeant at arms of the House — the lead law enforcement official appointed directly by the speaker — what did he do in preparation leading up to January 6? There's been conflicting testimony, and all I've ever asked for, as the lead Republican on the respective oversight committee, is just to get the communications. We want to know what preparations were made, and the only person standing in the way of us getting the communications from her own appointee, who controls the House security operations, is Speaker Pelosi," he added.

"Unfortunately, the House is a very majority-driven institution. And remember, the Capitol Police chief cannot make a single security decision without going to Speaker Pelosi's appointed sergeant at arms. That's her own political appointee," Davis continued. "So, you know when I'm going to get this information? It's when I'm the chairman of the House Administration Committee when Republicans take over Congress in November of 2022."

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It’s the question all Republicans want answered: Will Donald Trump run for president again in 2024? Glenn Beck believes he "absolutely" will.

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Vice President Kamala Harris made just herself even more unlikeable by comparing January 6th, 2021, to Pearl Harbor and September 11th. It shows exactly what we’re dealing with here and why the Democrat Party currently is America’s biggest problem, BlazeTV’s Mark Levin told Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday.

"She's such a phony," Levin said of Harris. "It's just unbelievable, to compare this to Pearl Harbor, and 9/11, and stuff like this. Is absolutely unbelievable. Outrageous ... and these are same people who celebrated the riots and Black Lives Matter and all. We don't need lessons from them. This whole thing is a kind of cover-up for [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, who didn't do what she should have done to protect that Capitol building. And have you ever seen a more repugnant or repulsive person than Liz Cheney? Seriously, just grotesque."

Glenn played a clip from President Joe Biden's speech on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in which he blamed the "insurrection" on former President Donald Trump by "creat[ing] and spread[ing] a web of lies about the 2020 election."

Glenn then played a video montage of numerous Democrats, including then Sen. Kamala Harris, crying foul over elections lost to Republicans.

"They cannot handle losing a single time," Glenn said. "And they're now blaming the 'insurrection' on this president [Trump] for questioning the outcome."

"There's no question about it," Levin agreed. "When their people blew up the Capitol building in 1954, Jimmy Carter ultimately pardoned them. And when the Weather Underground, blew it up in 1971, Clinton ultimately pardoned them, and one of the ringleaders was Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers. They attacked the Pentagon and blew that up. And they blew up the State Department. And they circled back in 1983 and hit the Capitol building again...."

"They're liars and hypocrites. The greatest problem we have in this country is the Democrat Party. Whether it's slavery, or segregation, or Jim Crow, or now it's 'democratic socialism,' they never embrace Americanism. This party has been a poison, a cancer on the groin of American politics."

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