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MARCH 2nd CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We're all gonna get it, but we'll be fine

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

  • Total Confirmed Cases 89,842 (up 5,964 from 83,878 on Friday Feb 28th)
  • Total Confirmed Dead 3,069 (up 255 from 2,814 on Friday)
  • 70 Countries Have Confirmed Cases (up by 10 from 57 Confirmed on Friday - That is more than 1/3 of the countries on earth
  • 18% of Active Cases are considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization) including 5% that Require ICU treatment
  • US has 88 Confirmed Cases, and now 2 Deaths (both Washington State)
  • CDC Website now showing 472 Total US Citizens Have BeenTested, up from 445 last Friday, Feb 28th
  • 54 Labs Now Have Testing Capabilities & CDC has certified 12 regional hospitals to perform their own direct testing as of this week

COVID-19 Compared to Seasonal Flu (or why Governments are taking such aggressive action)

COVID-19 vs Flu
Common Seasonal Flu*COVID-19
Case Fatality Rate0.1%2.30%*
  • Serious Complication Rate (Pneumonia/Hospitalization)
0.9%18%
Requiring ICU Rate (SARS/Septic Shock/Organ Failure)0.25%5%
R0 (R-Naught)/Rate of Infection1.34.7
Spreads via DropletsYesYes
Spreads via AerosolsYesYes
Time Virus Survives on Surfaces4-5 hours5-9 Days
Incubation Period2-3 Days5-14 Days
Spreads During Incubation PeriodNoYes
Spreads AsymptomaticallyNoYes
Natural Herd ImmunityYesNo
Vaccines/Antiviral Drugs AvailableYesNo
Fecal-Oral TransmissionNoYes
Reinfection RiskNoYes
1,000,000 1,000,000
Projections Based on Current DataSeasonal FluCOVID-19
Hospitalizations per 1 Million Infections 9,000 180,000
ICUs per 1 Million Infections 2,500 50,000
Fatalities per 1 Million Infections 1,000 23,000

* Case Fatality Rate expected to be lower outside China (but note current Case Fatality Rate in the US is 2.5%)


School Closures Globally:

  • China (nearly 80 Million students) through March 31)
  • Japan through April 17th
  • Korea through March 23rd
  • Iran through March 31st
  • Italy indefinitely (note date provided)

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Can Texas TOPPLE Google? Texas AG explains his 'David vs Goliath' lawsuit

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O'Reilly predicts THIS is What DOOMS Biden's reelection chance

Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn to give his fiery takes on the week's biggest stories: Is Simone Biles a hero for withdrawing from an Olympic event? Does anyone still believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo tells the truth? Do progressives actually want to solve the border crisis? And Bill also gives his prediction for what will most likely tank President Biden (or whichever Democrat is running) in the next presidential election...

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Bill O'Reilly predicts this is what DOOMS Biden's reelection chance

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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