A letter from Glenn for GBTV subscribers

Welcome to GBTV!

I’d like to thank you for joining us as we embark on this journey to change the way you get news, information, and entertainment. GBTV will not only be my new home and the home of my new two-hour daily show, it will be an entire network of original programming.

While my new show doesn’t officially launch until 9/12, we’ve got a lot of really great programming coming up over the summer. Another installment of Beck U starts on July 13th, “The Economic Consequences of Ideology,” and we’ve got the new reality series “The Making of GBTV” running all summer. If you’re a new subscriber, you now have on-demand access to some of the great stuff you may have missed, like the Rumors of War documentary series (Part 1Part 2). Just click theSpecials tab on the GBTV player to scroll through hundreds of hours of informational, educational, and (hopefully) entertaining shows.

And, of course, you’ll get to see the biggest event I have ever undertaken – “Restoring Courage” exclusively on GBTV. You’ll also get videos updates leading up to the August 24th event, plus you’ll be able to view the other shows we are doing in Israel leading up to the main event.

The great thing about GBTV is that you won’t be tied to a television to watch it. From laptops to desktops to mobile phones and iPads – GBTV is anywhere you want it to be. And if you want to watch it on your TV, you’ll be able to via a Roku device. And that’s just what we can tell you now – more information will be coming in the weeks and months ahead.

One last thing - some people may have experienced technical problems logging in to Thursday night's broadcast (which is now available on demand). What you are seeing now on GBTV is just a temporary solution, so that we could get up and running quickly. My team is hard at work building a next-generation streaming video network that will dramatically improve the quality and reliability of the network, and deliver tons of great features that could never be done on cable news. But it’s not all ready yet –so until then I just ask that you pardon our dust.

Again, thank you for joining us as we start this journey together. I am so excited to show you what is coming in the months ahead.

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: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/anthony-fauci-moment-donald-trump-realized-extend-social-distancing-mandate/
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • "...it was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-violators-of-marylands-stay-at-home-order-face-criminal-charges.html
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.