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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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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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