Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies Of Covid After Refusing To Wear Masks
The U.S. has recorded more than 150,000 deaths from Covid-19. Former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is one of them. After fighting for weeks against the virus, Cain died in the hospital.
Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, died after his battle with Covid-19.
Cain was diagnosed with Covid-19 and was hospitalized about two weeks after attending the infamous Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was photographed at the event without a mask and surrounded by people who were not wearing masks.
“You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it,” reads the Herman Cain website. “Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta, and preparing for his reward.”
There has been a lot of attention drawn to Cain’s refusal to wear a mask during the pandemic.
It isn’t clear how much of an impact Trump’s Tulsa rally had on Cain’s diagnosis. The Tulsa County Republican Party asked for people who went to the rally to come forward if they have Covid or interacted with Cain. The goal is to make sure that, if there was spread, it can be controlled.
“I didn’t talk to anyone that actually spent time with him,” Jack told The Washington Post. “We have not received any reports of anyone contracting COVID at the rally. I’m not saying there’s not somebody out there. I’m just saying we haven’t received any reports from anybody directly linked to the rally. I thought somebody would have caught it.”
Some people were quick to point out Cain’s opposition to face masks.
The face mask has become a politicized pain point in the U.S. Daily deaths of Covid are increasing and the face mask prevents the spread. The Republican Party has recently seen infections within their rank. A death to Covid is tragic and senseless because of the lack of national response.
“Herman was 74. Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer,” reads the announcement on his website. We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.
Twitter users are pointing to Cain as a cautionary tale about the impact of Covid-19.
Cain was a proud Trump supporter and followed in the anti-mask campaign. The virus is picking up steam in the U.S. right now and it is more important now than ever to protect against the virus.
Rest in peace, Herman Cain.
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