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MARCH 4th CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: It's much DEADLIER than previously thought but let's keep it in context

The mortality rate was previously thought to be hovering around 2% but they are now finding it's over 3%. It's believed by researchers to most likely end up around 1% which is still 10 times higher than the seasonal flu. Watch this clip to keep things in context, however. Glenn and Stu discuss the random things that have a much higher chance of killing you, ladders and chainsaws are just a couple.

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 94,293 (up 2,018 from 92,275 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths 3,219 (up 89 from 3,130 yesterday)
  • 81 Countries Have Confirmed Cases (up from 77 yesterday), 9 more have Suspected cases
  • 17% of Active Cases are considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization, down from 18% yesterday) including 5% that Require ICU treatment
  • US has 128 Confirmed Cases, and now 9 Deaths (all deaths in Washington State)
  • US Cases include 2nd confirmed case in LA County, 2 New Cases in New Hampshire, 2 new cases in New York
  • CDC Website no longer directly reporting total # of US Citizens tested since regional hospitals can now directly test
World Health Organization Reports Case Fatality Rate is Actually 3.4%, not 2.0% https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/who-says-coronavirus-death-rate-is-3point4percent-globally-higher-than-previously-thought.html
  • Previous WHO estimates had been 2.0% to 2.3%
  • Case Fatality Rate of 3.4% is expected to go lower over time as testing increases in the US and we identify more and more infected cases who don't die
  • However, the current Case Fatality Rate is 34 times higher than Seasonal Flu
  • Most analysts and the head of the US CDC expect the final Case Fatality Rate to be around 1%, still about 10 times more deadly than Seasonal Flu https://nypost.com/2020/03/03/top-us-doctor-says-coronavirus-now-an-outbreak-possibly-a-pandemic/
Mutation: There May Be Two Distinct Strains of SARS-CoV-2, One More Deadly https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8073543/TWO-strains-killer-coronavirus-spreading-study-claims.html
  • Note: a limited study from China of 103 random blood samples from confirmed infected COVID-19 patients
  • Researchers designated the two strains L & S, one a mutation of the other
  • L is the more deadly strain, and 70% of fatalities are patients who carry the L strain. The L strain appears to be more Virulent and contagious.
  • Scientists indicated the two strains may explain why some patients have mild cases like the Flu, and other patients have severe reactions
  • Globally, scientists are tracking 72 separate mutations of SARS-CoV-2, most of which are extremely minor https://nextstrain.org/ncov?c=country&l=radial&m=div
  • There is a small risk of further mutation of the virus into something more dangerous, all the more reason to avoid the spread of the Virus: more infected bodies = more chance the Virus can mutate
Schools Closed in Washington, New York https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/new-york-city-high-school-reportedly-closes-after-suspected-coronavirus-case-in-its-community.html, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coronavirus-prompts-dozen-schools-washington-state-close-others-weigh-options-n1145496
  • More than a dozen schools are closed for the rest of the week in Washington state
  • Two high schools and a private Jewish high school closed in New York
  • Additional school closings are expected in Washington this week
  • This despite the fact that COVID-19 hasn't killed a single child under the age of 10 and almost none under the age of 18 https://www.businessinsider.com/no-children-under-10-died-from-coronavirus-2020-2
San Antonio Texas Major Declares Emergency to Gain Extra Powers to Quarantine https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-sanantonio/texas-mayor-declares-emergency-in-bid-to-keep-cruise-passengers-in-quarantine-idUSKBN20P36J
  • The emergency declaration was to activate his powers to keep Diamond Princes Cruise passengers in Quarantine past the 14 days mandated by the CDC
  • Mayor wants 2 Negative COVID-19 tests for each person before they are allowed to leave Quarantine
Bernie Sanders Supporting Councilwoman Retweets Threat to Purposely Infect Trump Supporters https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/03/03/denver-candi-cdebaca-coronavirus-maga-rally/
  • Meme read "For the record, if I do get the Coronavirus, I'm attending every MAGA rally I can"
  • Denver City Councilwoman named Candi CdeBaca retweeted with the phrase "#Solidarity YAAAS!"
  • The Colorado Republican Party has called for her immediate resignation
Shortages Across the Country for Toiletpaper https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-03/coronavirus-panic-buying-and-hoarding
  • Many stores rationing Hand Sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Surgical Masks, Handsoap, Paper Towels and Bottled Water
  • Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens have all capped sales of certain items to any individual buyer (e.g. 1 bottle hand sanitizer per customer at CVS stores)
  • Images and videos of Panic buying have come from across the country
  • Similar reports of panic-buying have come from Australia, The UK, France, Italy, and Canada
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WATCH: Glenn shares a little bit of history in CPAC speech

Glenn cut his vacation short to share a little bit of history with the crowds at CPAC Saturday. Check out this clip to watch the speech in its entirety.

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Are electric vehicles REALLY the best solution? Here are the FACTS

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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Glenn Beck Presents: The 1776 Report the Left Didn't Want You to See

We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on BlazeTV.com or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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The Left’s WORST Nightmare: Our Constitution | 1776 Report | Part 3

Glenn presents Part 3 of the 1776 Commission's report, examining the U.S. Constitution and its unique design for limited government. It is a testament to the wisdom and skill of America's Founders that the Constitution they produced remains the longest continually operating written constitution in all of human history. They managed to design a government with enough power to secure rights, without having so much power that it enables government to infringe rights. But protecting those rights against Marxism and similar ideologies is a never-ending struggle. WATCH the full special without the wait at https://blazetv.com/glenn