Herman Cain Remains Hospitalized 1 Month After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Written by on July 27, 2020

Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, stays hospitalized one month after being identified with COVID-19, his workforce mentioned Monday.

“We all know it’s been a couple of days since we final gave you an replace on the boss,” Cain’s workforce wrote in a press release shared to his Twitter account. “However he’s nonetheless within the hospital being handled with oxygen for his lungs.”

The assertion continued:

Within the meantime, the docs say his different organs and methods are sturdy. Re-strengthening the lungs is a protracted and gradual course of, and the docs need to be thorough about it.

We’d like him to have the ability to come house now, which is irritating, however we’re glad the docs are being thorough and ensuring they do the job proper. Thanks for praying, everybody. Please hold doing it. He actually is getting higher, which implies it’s working.

Cain, 74, realized he examined constructive for the virus on June 29, based on a press release on his Twitter account earlier this month. Two days later, he was hospitalized at an Atlanta-area hospital after growing “critical” signs.

His analysis got here lower than two weeks after he attended President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain, who co-chairs Black Voices For Trump, tweeted a photograph of himself with out a masks on on the occasion, which was attended by a number of thousand folks.

A number of Trump marketing campaign staffers and Secret Service brokers examined constructive for the coronavirus following the rally. Roughly two weeks after the occasion, Tulsa officers reported a surge in coronavirus instances within the metropolis.

Dan Calabrese, an editor for HermanCain.com, mentioned earlier this month that he’s not sure the place Cain might have contracted the virus.

“I understand folks will speculate in regards to the Tulsa rally, however Herman did a number of touring the previous week, together with to Arizona the place instances are spiking,” Calabrese wrote on July 2. “I don’t assume there’s any option to hint this to the one particular contact that brought about him to be contaminated. We’ll by no means know.”

The Trump marketing campaign mentioned contact tracing was carried out after the rally, however declined to touch upon people’ medical data. 

Cain didn’t meet with the president on the rally, a marketing campaign spokesperson informed HuffPost on Monday.

Public well being officers had warned of the risks posed by the Tulsa rally, which was held at a 19,000-seat enviornment through the pandemic. Acknowledging the dangers, the Trump marketing campaign required attendees to conform to not sue Trump in the event that they contracted the virus on the occasion.

Cain was identified with colon and liver most cancers in 2006. He underwent chemotherapy and surgical procedure earlier than the most cancers went into remission.

In its assertion asserting Cain’s analysis earlier this month, Cain’s workforce referred to as the previous enterprise government “a fighter who has overwhelmed Stage four most cancers.”

“Please be part of us in praying for Mr. Cain, and for everybody who has contracted the coronavirus ― in addition to their households,” the assertion mentioned. 

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