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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Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

Watch the video clip below or find the full interview with Matt Ridley here:

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Dr. Anthony Fauci's arrogance is out of control and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is one of the only members of Congress calling him out to his face. Last week, Glenn Beck exposed the truth about what happened leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, who the top players in government and science were, and what their real response was in the first days of the pandemic during a live special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie." Sen. Paul joined Glenn on the radio program to review some of the facts uncovered during the special and to explain his next steps moving forward in Congress.

Paul said it's "amazing" that so few on the opposite side of the political aisle seem to care about the dangers gain-of-function research poses to the world. COVID-19 has a 1% mortality rate yet it still managed to cause massive destruction around the world, he said. So, what if the next mistake results in a leaked virus with a 50% mortality rate? Because scientists are researching viruses as dangerous as that, Sen. Paul explained, and some — including Fauci — believe the risks are worth it.

"It is kind of amazing, particularly that no one from the opposite side of the aisle seems to care at all about the dangerousness of this virus and that it might have come from a lab, and in all likelihood did come from a lab," Paul said. "Not one Democrat is curious at all. You know, you would think that Democrats have at least some sensibilities about the danger of things. They tend to be the ones who want to regulate away the things that could be dangerous in the workplace. Yet they don't seem to care about something that could kill millions and likely did kill millions of people. This virus has a 1% mortality and killed 5 million people so far, around the world. Can you imagine if the next one that comes out of the lab has 15% or 50% mortality? And they are doing experiments, as we speak, with viruses that have 50% mortality, and Fauci seems to have no problem with this. He says we weigh the risks verses the benefits of the research, and he comes down on the side that the risks are worth it."

"All of humanity could be wiped out if they make [another] tragic error," Glenn responded. "This is not something that the elites should be the ones making the decision. We should all be involved in these decisions. There's no bigger decision to make than, 'should we be playing around with things that don't exist necessarily in nature that have jumped to humans?' Should we be playing around with these things, making [dangerous viruses], so in case it jumps to humans, we can kill it with a vaccine? This is insanity. Insanity. Especially with arrogance coupled to it."

Sen. Paul went on to point out the additional dangers of allowing any one person to have too much authority, particularly, as in the case of Dr. Fauci, a person with casual disregard for both science and individual liberty.

"Fauci not only has a casual disregard for science, but also for individual liberty. You combine the two — ignoring the science, and then having no regard at all for individual liberty — and you have a really dangerous situation. But it's also dangerous because we've centralized the authority," Paul explained.

"Look, I have opinions on where the virus came from. I have opinions on how to treat it. But they're my opinions, you don't have to take them. If you agree with me, you can listen to my opinions. With Dr. Fauci, it's not the same. He has opinions, but he wants you to be forced to do as he says. So it is the difference between coercion and freedom. And in freedom, there are many choices. But the real danger is, as we centralize authority, ultimately you get authoritarianism. And I think that he could easily be a medical dictator, if he were allowed to be."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or watch Glenn's special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," on YouTube or BlazeTV.com now.

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Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID related questions & concerns.

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COVID-19 changed everything. The way we live our lives, how we operate our businesses, how we see each other. And now, the federal government is sinking its tendrils even deeper, threatening the fabric not only of our bodily autonomy, but of the republic.

Our American way of life may never be the same. To save it, we must understand the key fundamentals of the pandemic that transfigured our society into the nightmare it is today. What is the COVID-19 origin story? Who are its top players in government and science, pulling the strings? What was their REAL response in the first days of the pandemic? The answers to these questions are frightening.

Emails, documents, and federal contracts tell a dark story that is still dominating our lives. It's time to cast a light on the shocking truth. Because only with the truth can we emerge from the darkness of this "pandemic" and take back the liberty stolen from us.

This is Glenn Beck's most important chalkboard of his life. And the most pivotal time in yours.

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