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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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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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EcoHealth Alliance's Peter Daszak: Hero or Villain? | Matt Ridley | Ep 126

Like most people, 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 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. In this episode of the Glenn Beck Podcast, Matt reveals the whole tangled web.

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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.

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