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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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A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know

Glenn has spent years teaching YOU — his audience — about the power of Martin Luther King, Jr. After nearly a year of witnessing chaos and turmoil both in the streets and now at our Capitol, we're all frustrated. We're angry. And we want to fight back. But Glenn says now, more than ever, we must refuse to engage with the darkness. We must be a light in the world, instead. MLK is one of the most powerful leaders America has ever seen, and he led some of the most profound changes too. He did it all nonviolently. As we approach Inauguration Day, and as the left HOPES you engage in chaos, never forget that like MLK — you wield MUCH more power than you know.

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Dan Bongino details behind-the-scenes 'SMEAR' against Parler

Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually VALUES free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one. Dan details what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

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YOU will be RESPONSIBLE for loss of rights if you riot

A new poster is circulating social media, calling for a record-breaking armed protest to take place across America on Inauguration Day. Here's Glenn's advice for those considering attendance: DON'T GO. No matter who is responsible for the poster or for any possible future chaos that may take place, the far left and the media WILL blame Trump supporters regardless of the facts. And because of that, if you attend and partake in rioting, you WILL be responsible for the loss of our rights that will come as a result. Don't go. But, listen to this clip to find out what Glenn thinks you SHOULD do on Inauguration Day instead…

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Parler exec speaks out against ‘unfair’ Big Tech throttle

Big Tech isn't making it easy for organizations outside of the left's coalition to survive. Amy Peikoff is the Chief Policy Officer for Parler — the social media platform now throttled by Amazon, Apple, and Google. She joins Glenn to discuss the recent moves made against Parler and how the company is fighting to move forward: "We're doing everything we can to save civil discourse on the Internet. I promise: We're on it."