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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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YOU will be RESPONSIBLE for loss of rights if you riot

A new poster is circulating social media, calling for a record-breaking armed protest to take place across America on Inauguration Day. Here's Glenn's advice for those considering attendance: DON'T GO. No matter who is responsible for the poster or for any possible future chaos that may take place, the far left and the media WILL blame Trump supporters regardless of the facts. And because of that, if you attend and partake in rioting, you WILL be responsible for the loss of our rights that will come as a result. Don't go. But, listen to this clip to find out what Glenn thinks you SHOULD do on Inauguration Day instead…

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Can Frustrated Conservatives Learn from the Tea Party? | Matt Kibbe | Ep 92

The nation was shocked as the "Save America" rally in Washington, D.C., devolved into a siege of the U.S. Capitol. The day after, as heads were still spinning, Glenn sits down with Matt Kibbe, host of BlazeTV's "Kibbe on Liberty," to look at what led to this: Woke authoritarianism is in power, lockdowns are unending, and the Left has finally found out how to weaponize fear. The media is all too happy to watch the country burn, as long as the Left is holding the torch. But Glenn and Matt remember the lessons learned from the Tea Party, Martin Luther King Jr., and other movements that found success through peace. Conservatives and libertarians must find a path forward so we have more 9-12 marches, fewer stormings of the Capitol, and real change from those who believe they rule over us.

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Here's how the left used COVID-19 to DESTROY us & our kids

COVID 19 was used to not only destroy businesses, morale, and education but to destroy us and our kids, too. The left is in control of nearly everything now, and they've used that power to make us feel alone. Glenn says he believes a miracle could happen to turn this great nation back towards the principles on which it was founded — BUT, we must turn back towards God first. Life DOES have meaning and tomorrow WILL be better.