Herman Cain account tweets coronavirus ‘not as deadly’ as claimed after his death from COVID-19
The late Herman Cain’s Twitter account, now supervised by family and friends, tweeted Sunday that the coronavirus which killed Cain in July is “not as deadly as the mainstream media made it out to be.”
The tweet was later deleted, but the account tweeted other messages questioning the risk of the coronavirus which has infected more than 6 million people in the U.S. and killed more than 182,000, including Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate.
“It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be,” Cain’s account tweeted, according to reported screenshots of the since deleted post.
Lots of people pointing out the irony in this now-deleted Herman Cain tweet. pic.twitter.com/5Wtgi2ZS7U
— Lisette Voytko (@lisettevoytko) August 31, 2020
The deleted tweet was sent along with a link to a story published by The Western Journal on Sunday reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that 94 percent of cases of those who died from COVID-19 had underlying conditions.
Cain’s account tweeted Monday a link to a post on the Herman Cain website, written by the website editor Dan Calabrese, claiming that the “second wave” of the virus “hasn’t come close to the original spike, and it isn’t showing signs it will.”
“The summer ‘second wave’ (if that’s what it was) never got near the severity of the initial wave, and it already seems to be mostly on the wane,” Calabrese wrote in the post.
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 31, 2020
The tweet is somewhat misleading, as health experts have noted that the first wave of the outbreak is still ongoing.
Cain died at 74 from COVID-19 complications, a spokesperson confirmed in July.
He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to an Atlanta-area hospital on July 1, 10 days after he attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla. It is not known where Cain contracted the disease.
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