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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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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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