GLENN: An open letter to the men of America

Hi guys.

It's been a while since we've talked. I hope you've been doing well. I've missed you, men.

I'm writing to give you a heads up. Something's happening. Something that we haven't seen in America for most of our lifetimes. In fact, it was 78 years (and change) ago, so most of us don't have much of a frame of reference for this. 78 years ago, on December 7th, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and America entered World War II. The world changed in a flash. It was one of those events that altered our day to day lives overnight.

We were on a path, one that was familiar and sure, and then it was gone, and we had to reset. Overnight. And you know what, we did it. We adapted. We adjusted. We changed to a new path and dug deep. We found our courage, we found a way to become new people. A focused people. A generous, powerful, people. We became the world's production engine, with factories filled by men and women willing to step up and do what the world needed.

We were on a path, one that was familiar and sure, and then it was gone, and we had to reset. Overnight. And you know what, we did it.

And us? As a group? We became men.

Man, that was a great era for us. Yeah, sure, we had to kill a bunch of bad guys, but I mean... the uniforms were pretty sweet. The dames at the USO dances were... wow. Getting to shoot machine guns and blow stuff up didn't suck. We got unlimited cigarettes, nobody complained if we wanted to have a drink after a long day at work or a firefight in Tunisia, and a fist-fight to settle arguments wasn't that big of a deal.

But mostly, it was a great era because the world needed men to be men. We were called back to our natural role. The world needed warriors to battle against the forces of chaos, to hold the line and prevent humankind from sliding into the abyss of Socialism and Communism. The world needed weapons, bombs, tanks, planes, it needed powerful, terrible, destructive instruments to bring to bear. To help wipe evil from the earth. We became inventors. We became killers. We became liberators.

We were called to serve, they put rifles in our hands and put ribbons on our chests. They draped flags over our coffins.

And now, my friends, it is time again.

If you are a man, please hear my voice. Consider yourself on notice. Once again, as it has been in the past, the world is in trouble. It is your time to step forward and serve. The world is facing a new crisis, one that threatens to push humankind into the abyss. As of today, you are being called to Service. Not in some generic way. You're being called upon to be a man, and play your old role. To be strong, to be a protector, to be stoic, brave and confident. To act with surety. To lead your household. To be helpful and dedicated. To do your part and risk your life and fortune to protect those around you. To be a part of something larger than yourself, to throw your body into the breach.

If you are a man, please hear my voice. Consider yourself on notice. Once again, as it has been in the past, the world is in trouble. It is your time to step forward and serve.

It's been a while. For the last few decades, society forgot about us. They forgot they needed us. The world has had it that easy. We were asked to be gentle and passive. We were asked to mask our manhood. We were told it was toxic. The world wanted us to play a different part because they thought they didn't need men anymore. As of now, that era is over. From here on out, you're being called to serve as a man. Welcome back.

As the male leaders of a household, a family or a business, it is incumbent upon us to adopt the proper mindset. That means:

  1. Force your brain to realize that this is actually happening. We are facing truly unprecedented disruptions to our normal way of life, at least in the short term, but perhaps longer. Our lives are probably going to have to change for a while, and maybe forever. As America did during the Spanish Flu, The Great Depression, World War II... we've gone through a new filter... and yes, it's really been that long since an event of this magnitude, which is why you have to force your brain into the right mindset. Normalcy Bias is a high barrier to overcome. We don't live in the same world we did just a few weeks ago.
  2. At this point, we shouldn't be acting as if it MIGHT happen, we should behave as if it will happen. No, that doesn't mean that society will collapse and we'll be facing a zombie apocalypse, but localized and regional disruptions in food supplies, energy supplies, etc are wholly realistic.
  3. Prepare yourself for making firm, commanding decisions. Your family is going to be looking to you for leadership and protection. Be calm, listen to others, partner with your spouse and make clear decisions for your family. Be decisive. Exude confidence, even when you have doubts.
  4. Realize the government is there to protect the Country (or state, county, etc)... that doesn't mean they are there to protect you. Don't let your family become a refugee or statistic.
Nothing here means the role of women is lessened or less valuable than it has ever been. In fact, the world needs them as much or more than us. They are being called to service too. As you step into your new role, so will they step into theirs. But they need to define that for themselves.

Nothing here means the role of women is lessened or less valuable than it has ever been. In fact, the world needs them as much or more than us. They are being called to service too.

Let's speak and act for ourselves. And make no mistake, the world needs us to act.

What has worked in other countries to slow down COVID-19 is to shut down. Shut down shopping, shut down events, shut down travel, shut down workplaces.... and quarantine people in their homes. That prevents the spread, and that prevents people from dying. That is what we should expect to happen here. For several weeks at least, and then changes to social behavior (like wearing surgical masks in public and not shaking hands) after that, until there is a cure.

But you're not just being called to fight a pandemic. COVID-19 is just the pin that's popping the bubble. You're being called back to service because this is a two-wave disaster. The first wave is the disaster of a deadly disease. If we do not act, it threatens to kill millions of our friends, family, and neighbors. However, as bad as the viral pandemic will be, the next wave will be worse. The economic pandemic that follows threatens to be exponentially worse. Disruptions to the global supply chain have barely started to be felt. Warehouses that feed the grocery stores will start to run out of food by this week. Ships from China, haven't moved since January. The rest of the world is 40-50 days behind China, in the midst of shutting down. Most don't realize what the consequences will be. We need to. What's happening to the global economy right now has never happened before. Realize that. Never. The consequences will be nothing short of revolutionary change.


What's happening to the global economy right now has never happened before. Realize that. Never. The consequences will be nothing short of revolutionary change.

Guys, we are ready for this. More than ready. In Fact: We are the ideal human beings to be able to adapt to and thrive in this type of social and financial event. We're strong-willed, confident, intelligent, spiritual and moral men. Thousands of years and generations of knights and soldiers and fathers who came before us built the framework and personas we carry into the world every day. We're built for this. God wrote the script, our character description is pretty clear.

We're going to do just fine here. No, the world isn't going to end, but we're going through a significant season of change. Ready yourselves. Be prepared to protect and defend your family. After all, that's your job. And for once, the world's going to realize, they need us to unite, to be men... and play our role again.

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: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-whats-in-the-2-trillion-relief-plan.html
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8152139/Every-American-four-months-unemployment-checks-earning-95-000.htm
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3077011/coronavirus-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-says-early-signs-show-social
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak https://news.trust.org/item/20200325200808-oc1ie
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200325203242-zgoc4
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World... https://www.foxnews.com/us/mypillow-other-us-companies-making-face-masks-to-meet-coronavirus-shortages
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-could-become-seasonal-top-us-scientist-001146451.html
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

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: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-sheriff-orders-gun-stores-to-close-adds-1300-deputies-to-patrol
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/america-e2-80-99s-millionaire-ranks-shrink-by-500000-in-record-time/ar-BB11DrqN
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-population-will-be-under-orders-to-stay-home-by-midweek
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/makeshift-morgue-for-coronavirus-victims-set-up-outside-nyc-hospital/
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/what-infection-rates-in-iceland-and-australia-may-reveal-about-how-covid-19-could-spread-in-the-us/707057
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirus, Rio Giardinieri, 52, was admitted to the ICU at Joe DiMaggio hospital in South Florida. After more than a week without showing any improvement, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. Desperately ill, Giardinieri started saying his "goodbyes" to family and friends.

That's when a friend told him there was a potential "cure" for coronavirus, an anti-malaria drug called hydroxycloroquine. Though doctors at the hospital said they couldn't prescribe hydroxycloroquine, they put Giardinieri in touch with an infectious disease doctor who authorized the use. The next morning, he says he woke up feeling "absolutely perfect."

Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

"I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. I can just tell you how I feel. And I know that I was not doing well. In my mind, I didn't believe I was going to be here by the morning," Giardinieri said. "I don't know what else to attribute [for recovery] but that medicine ... and it's not just me that it's worked for. There're many people this has worked for. So, you know, I certainly understand the hospital's position. They may not be too happy me telling the story. But the facts are the facts."

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