MAR. 6 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: CDC disinfectant list, nurse complains about testing & cancelled events

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 100,242 (up from 96,268 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths 3,408 (up from 3,304 yesterday)
  • 55,812 Patients Have Recovered from COVID-19 Doctors point out recoveries outpacing hospitalization or death
  • 94 Countries Have Confirmed Cases (up from 87 yesterday, 11 more have Suspected Cases
  • 16% of Active Cases are considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization, down from 16% yesterday) including 5% that Require ICU
  • US has 233 Confirmed Cases, and now 14 Deaths
  • Confirmed Cases in the US Now Include: Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee, Nevada, with additional suspected cases in Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Head of World Health Organization Pulls Out All The Stops...But Fails to Name COVID-19 A Pandemic
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ✔@DrTedros · 17hReplying to @DrTedros Leadership from the top: We call on country leaders to mobilize their plans, coordinating every part of the government, not just the health ministry – security, diplomacy, finance, commerce, transport, trade, information and more – the whole government should be involved. #COVID19
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ✔@DrTedros We're concerned that in some countries the level of political commitment & the actions that demonstrate that commitment don't match the level of the threat we all face. This is
NOT a drill
NOT the time to give up
NOT a time for excuses
NOT the flu
This is a time for pulling out all the stops

Unfortunately, Vodka Cannot Be Used as a Disinfectant - Titos
  • Tito's Vodka, based in Texas, Responds on Twitter that NO, their vodka is not a sufficient disinfectant against COVID-19
  • "I made some hand sanitizer out your vodka," one Twitter user wrote. "The hand sanitizer doesn't taste bad either. Cheers to Tito's vodka. Keeping me germ-free and feeling good at the same time."
  • The brand replied " "Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol, Tito's Handmade Vodka is deliciously only 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC."
  • Despite the company's Tweet, more than a dozen Titos Vodka Sanitizer recipes are currently circulating online.

Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Bump in Ding Dongs
  • Alongside those coronavirus prep bags being filled by shoppers with bleach and hand sanitizer may be boxes of long shelf life Twinkies and Ding Dongs.
  • "We are seeing that," Hostess Brands CEO Andy Callahan said when asked if he is seeing a bump in business as people stock up, should they be trapped at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • "We are benefiting likely in the short-term due to traffic. That's the great thing about Hostess...We are there to comfort things. So we are seeing a slight uptick in traffic. It's too early to tell, a lot of our point of sale data lags."
  • The average Twinkie and Ding Dong package sold today has an expiration date of 2024.

Hundreds of Concerts & Events Go Offline
  • Dozens of Tradeshows, Concerts and Events have been canceled due to Coronavirus fears
  • In the US, more than 41,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the cancellation of South By Southwest, the 10-day tech and music concert that normally draws 400,000 visitors to Austin, Texas
  • HIMSS canceled the 2020 Global Heath Conference were Donald Trump was scheduled to speak. First cancelation in the event's 58-year history.
  • American Bar association canceled its National Conference on White Collar Crime, prompting Bernie Madoff to Tweet "#all, I have a bridge to sell you." [note: not sure the Tweet really happened].
  • Natural Products Expo canceled in Anaheim, CA
  • 32nd Annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Annual Sports Festival in Columbus OH will be held for athletes, but no spectators or fans will be allowed, prompting hundreds of people to Tweet "I'll be back."
Don't Be a Tool
  • New Zealand resident who had a fever and was exhibiting symptoms attended a live Tool concert on February 28th
  • Packed Rock Concert was packed with thousands of other people, and health authorities are using security cameras to identify who he may have come into contact with.
  • "He was in the general admission standing area in the front left-hand Quadrant" Ministry of Health Director General Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in a news conference. "Also stood in line for refreshments and used the restroom."
  • The ministry is advising anyone attending the conference to be aware of any flu-like symptoms over the next two weeks.

New Case in Small Village in Slovakia Demonstrates Spread
  • Man in his 40s in Slovakia confirmed with COVID-19 yesterday
  • No international travel, son who does not live with him had traveled to Venice, Italy in January (returned February 5th)
  • 2 Additional suspected cases in Slovakia also have no known exposure to international travel

China's Economy Losing $20 Billion Per Day
  • Migrant workers and contractors worst impacted, could lose a combined $115 Billion by April 2020
  • Total economic loses in China mount, could exceed $1 Trillion in lost income across all Chinese households according to the International Monetary Fund
  • Bank of China has made $200 Billion available for Chinese small-businesses
  • Bank of China has also purchased over $100 Billion in Chinese stocks and bonds, Chinese Stock Market has gained 9% so far in March.
  • Global Stocks have lost more than $8.9 Trillion in total market cap since February 1st
  • In the US, 10 Year Treasure Bills hit an all-time low of 0.739%, could be headed toward 0% Yield [recall that the US represents about 90% of positive yield on government debt globally]

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.


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.


RENEWING KINDNESS: The Power of One and the Way Forward

I have one simple rule for anyone who wants to restore our nation. We will not settle for private patriotism and public compliance. The tyranny ends with us. Anyone who believes in the truth, please join me.


Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World’s Most Dangerous Lie

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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