Can we NOT make coronavirus about politics?!

Known coronavirus cases are over 97,000 cases worldwide, pushing up around 2,000 more every day. More than 3,000 people have died. The top four countries suffering the most are China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. I don't know what's going on in Italy, but they are REELING.

They've now locked down two towns, but the virus continues to spread. Just yesterday, Italy reported 769 new cases and 41 new deaths. Italy is now the country with the largest daily increases in both cases AND deaths in the world.

There's no way we're getting accurate information from China. Who knows how bad it's really getting over there? It's the same in Iran. Just from the numbers being reported, over thirty-five hundred cases and more than a hundred dead, it appears bad. But then again, we can't trust the Iranians to do anything but lie and give a rosy appearance.

This is a smuggled video from an Iranian hospital that the BBC obtained 6 days ago. At that time Iran was only reporting 77 total deaths. We examined the video and saw AT LEAST 50 body bags. And this is just at ONE HOSPITAL.

The virus in Iran isn't just affecting the poor or those that don't have access to healthcare. The Iranian elite are also getting it.

The virus in Iran isn't just affecting the poor or those that don't have access to healthcare. The Iranian elite are also getting it.

That includes their VICE PRESIDENT, and - get this - one out of every TEN members of the Iranian Parliament!

And even though there are countries like Iran and China that are deliberately hiding information and skewing the numbers, the nature of the virus already does that ORGANICALLY.

Some people react differently to the disease. You might have it RIGHT NOW, and not even know it. If you're in your 20'3, 30's or 40's it's very possible that the symptoms you might experience would be so mild that you'd pass it off as a bad cold or even severe allergies. You'd then go visit mom and dad or grandma and grandpa where THEIR fatality rate jumps to 9 to 16%!

And the worst part is that we haven't even been testing people of being suspected carriers unless they had either come from China recently OR had been in contact with known cases here in the U.S.

That didn't change until just TWO DAYS AGO when the CDC freed up testing.

We now have over 100 cases confirmed and 11 deaths here in the U.S.

California and Washington have both declared a state of emergency.

FEMA is now preparing for President Trump to do the same on a national scale, and this would follow the 2.5 billion dollars that Trump requested to respond to the outbreak.

As is typical from the Left these days, Democrats have used the spread of this virus to try and score political points.

Nancy Pelosi came right out of the gate, calling Trump's request for 2.5 billion to be "completely inadequate to the scale of the emergency".

Chuck Schumer then proposed 8 billion in funding and said:

"We've seen no sign that President Trump has any plan or urgency to deal with the spread of the coronavirus. We need real leadership, and we need it fast."

If 8 billion is what's needed then I'm fine with that, but is that REALLY the reason why they're doing this, or are they just trying to stick it to Trump?

My guess would be the latter, because none of them AT ALL responded this way back in 2009 when Obama was handling the Swine Flu pandemic.

In fact everyone in the country, regardless of how you voted, massively approved of how the Obama Administration was dealing with the crisis.

Well… let's take a look at how Obama handled the Swine Flu - which was apparently SO GREAT - with how Trump is handling coronavirus.

Here are the numbers TODAY:

The virus has been spreading for 3 months, with around 100 cases in the U.S. and 11 deaths. During that time, the Trump Administration has ordered the evacuations of Americans from foreign countries and cruise ships, put in place a quarantine system at military bases, and requested 2.5 billion dollars.

Keep in mind that all of this was done after 3 months of the virus spreading, 100 confirmed cases and 11 deaths.

Now let's go back to 2009. The first cases of Swine Flu began popping up in Mexico. Not across the ocean in China several thousand miles away… right here in our backyard!

By late March early April, cases were already starting to pop in both Texas and California. By April 27th, there were over 900 confirmed cases in Mexico. It took the Administration SIX MONTHS, but in October, Obama finally requested money to help fight the virus. At that time, Swine Flu had spread to 46 states, millions of cases, and one thousand deaths right here in the U.S. Obama only requested 1.5 billion dollars.

This is what he got high grades and praise for?

President Trump is now being attacked for providing MORE MONEY, with FEWER cases and deaths, in LESS states than what Obama faced in 2009. So how is a larger response to a comparatively smaller (current) threat… now considered "inadequate"?

President Trump is now being attacked for providing MORE MONEY, with FEWER cases and deaths, in LESS states than what Obama faced in 2009.

It's all politics, and that's what we have come to expect. Washington is going to keep playing their little games, but in the meantime… we've got to get prepared on our own.

If you want to get a potential snapshot for how things could get in the very near future, just look at Washington State.

Officials in King County, with a population over 2 million, are now telling their residents to stay at home.

Quote:

"Officials are advising community groups against holding large gatherings, defined as having more than 10 people, and are encouraging companies to allow remote work."

Is your business, that you either work for or own, capable of operating without anyone in the building? These are the questions you need to be prepared to answer, because if this virus continues to spread, this is the type of thing you're going to need to be prepared for.

I'm in the process of doing this RIGHT NOW. We're building electronic systems that enable my employees to operate from their homes, and I can broadcast from outside this studio. Some businesses can operate this way, but can YOURS? Have there been any meetings at your workplace to discuss a contingency in the event this all gets worse?

What about your family and home?

Two days ago, all Northshore schools in King County were closed for AT LEAST 14 days. It affects 33 schools and more than 23,000 kids. These are the kinds of contingencies we need to be prepared for. I highly doubt we'll ever be completely restricted from leaving our homes, but the responsible thing to do would be to limit travel as much as possible. Having two plus weeks of food and water for the entire family is a necessity.

Sound far fetched? That's probably exactly the same thing people in king County thought just a few days ago.

Yesterday, on the other side of the country, officials in New York ordered the quarantine of a thousand people, just on the fear that they MIGHT have come into contact with five people that have confirmed cases of the virus. Would you be prepared for your entire family to be stuck in the house - no trips to the grocery store, no work and no school - for two weeks?

There's also things you can do to try and keep your family from getting sick.

Mitigation and Prevention Factors

First, the things you can and should be doing to prevent the spread of the disease and avoid catching it yourself. According to the CDC, the same techniques you should be using to prevent the spread of Flu will work to prevent the spread of this virus:

  • Wash your hands. Thoroughly. Use warm water and lots of soap. Sing happy birthday twice in your head to ensure you washed long enough. Scrub vigorously, and be sure to wash at least 2 inches up each wrist.
  • Do NOT touch your face. The average person touches their face about 10 times per minute. Stop it.
  • If you catch yourself touching your face, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately. A lot of it. Enough that it's dripping on the ground and people make fun of you. Get your wrists too.
  • Keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer by every entrance to your home. The instant you walk inside, take off your shoes and use the hand-sanitizer. Then go to the bathroom and wash with soap and water.
  • When you use the toilet, close the toilet lid before flushing. COVID-19 has been confirmed to be transferable via Fecal-Oral transmission, and flushing the toilet causing droplet and aerosol spread leaving the toilet and around your bathroom. Lid closed first, then flush.
  • When you cough of sneeze, do so into a tissue and then immediately throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough into the crook of your elbow or down your shirt. Either way, then wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The goal is to prevent droplets from getting onto surfaces around you.
  • You should disinfect commonly touched surfaces (keyboards, doorknobs, refrigerator door handles, etc.) with Bleach, Lysol or Hydrogen Peroxide once per day.
  • If you own a business, encourage any employees who feel sick to work from home if possible, and be sure to honor requests for workers to stay home to care for sick family members as well.

If you get sick or think you are getting sick:

  • If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you develop any sort of old or flu-like symptoms, assume you're a carrier even though it's probably the flu. Minimize your social contact with others. Don't touch things. If you develop a fever or a dry cough, you should self-isolate and contact your healthcare professional.
  • Your first plan of treatment if you do get sick should be self-treatment at home. Again, the vast majority of people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover on their own. So treatment at home, similar to how you treat a case of the flu is your best course of action. Bed rest, plenty of fluids, and Tylenol or Ibuprofen for any fever.
  • As much as possible, isolate yourself from other family members and family pets. The WHO has confirmed that Dogs can be carriers of SARS-CoV-2, even though they don't get sick themselves.
  • Check your temperature several times per day. Any fever that persists for more than 1 day at 101 degrees or more should be reported to your doctor.
  • If you do determine you need to go to a Doctor or the Hospital for possible COVID-19 infection, call ahead of time and follow their instructions.
  • If you have a surgical mask or respirator, this is the time to wear one: when YOU think YOU may have it. Masks are about you preventing the spread to others, not about you not getting it.
  • Second, there are things each of us can and should be doing to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in our own bodies…to prevent the spread by having our own immune system kill it!
  • Sleep. Dozens of research studies prove the number one thing each of us can do to improve Immune System response is getting a full-night's sleep.
  • Eat red meat. Numerous studies demonstrate that consuming protein and Vitamin K are both vital to proper immune system response. Red Meat is the most complete concentrated protein on god's green earth, and is also the only natural source of Vitamin K that exists.
  • Relax. Stress is a primary factor in reducing human immune system response. Remain calm, vigilant and don't stress out.
  • Exercise. Many studies show that light and medium impact workouts increase immune system response.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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