Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in the hospital with coronavirus

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in the hospital with coronavirus

Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was taken to the hospital Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

Cain tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday and "developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization," according to a statement on his Twitter account.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO is "resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital" after spending the night there, the statement said. "Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert."

"There is no way of knowing how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer," the statement continued. "With God's help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery."

Many health experts expressed concern about the political rally at an indoor venue amid the pandemic, which has killed more than 127,000 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled such gatherings as among the most high-risk places for spreading infection. It has stressed that if people do gather, they should maintain six feet of distance and wear masks.

A photo of Cain at the Tulsa rally shows him and a number of other people in close proximity without any face coverings.

Cain described attending the rally in an op-ed for the Western Journal. He said that contrary to reports that only about 6,200 attended the event in the venue that could accommodate more than 19,000, "I saw with my own eyes that there were at least 16,000 people there."

"Yes, there were some empty seats in the nosebleed sections, but 16,000 people in the COVID-19 era is pretty impressive," Cain said.

"I’ve had about enough of the media telling us this rally was some sort of bust. It was triumphant and electric," Cain wrote. "Everyone who attended came away from it feeling good."

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/02/herman-cain-hospitalized-coronavirus-after-trump-rally-tulsa/5365466002/

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