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Herman Cain, a former president’s hope that was once considered a federal reserve by President Donald Trump, died after being hospitalized with a coronavirus. He was 74 years old.
Dain’s death was posted on his website on Thursday by Dan Calabrese, who edits the site and had previously written about his colleague’s diagnosis.
“Herman Cain, our boss, our friend, as a father to many of us, is dead,”; Calabrese said in a blog post. “We all prayed so strongly every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home. But we really enjoyed being here with us, and we hoped he would recover completely.”
Calabrese did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for additional comment.
Cain was one of the top figures in U.S. society who died of Covid-19. At the age of 74, a survivor of stage 4 colon cancer, Cain attended a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, less than two weeks before diagnosis.
Cain, having previously moved into Republican politics and eventually becoming presidential candidate, was the business manager and chairman of the board of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank branch.
Last year, Trump briefly considered choosing Price as his candidate to join the Federal Reserve Board. After his appointment was canceled, Cain remained a prominent Trump supporter. He attended the president’s controversial re-election rally in Oklahoma in June, just before he was diagnosed with coronavirus.
Cain was admitted to Atlantic Hospital on July 1, two days after his Covid-19 test was said to be positive, according to a report posted on his social media account at the time.
He did not require a respirator and, being “vigilant, vigilant” when he arrived at the hospital, the report said. “Please join us in praying for Mr. Cain and for all those who have been infected with the coronavirus and for their families,” he said.
Cain photographed himself on Twitter attending the Trump event, surrounded by other participants, none of whom seemed to be wearing masks or other protective gear.
The Trump campaign states that all participants in the event were checked for their inlet temperatures, masks and a hand-held disinfection tool were handed over, but were not required to use them.
Prior to the event, the campaign revealed that six members of the team involved in the rally had a positive assessment of the virus and were quarantined.
July 2 The report on Cain’s hospitalization states: “It is impossible to know exactly how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.” Trump’s campaign after Cain’s diagnosis said he had not met with President Talsi at a rally.
Price’s social media accounts have occasionally had unclear updates on his status. July 5 The report says it is “making progress” and that “encouraging news” is expected soon. Two days later, Cain’s Twitter account said, “Doctors are trying to make sure his oxygen levels are right.”
July 10 Another tweet message is that Cain himself described his condition as “cruise control” because “progress is slow, but his breathing is getting stronger every day. Make no mistake: it is improving! ”
The latest update came on Monday when Cain revealed on social media that he had been “treated with oxygen to treat his lungs” almost a month after he was admitted to the hospital. “It’s really getting better, which means it works,” the update said.
Calabrese, Cain’s media director, has repeatedly denied CNBC’s requests for additional information on Cain’s status throughout the fight against the virus.
“We’re not saying anything more than what we’ve posted on social media,” Calabrese said on July 7. El. In the letter. “It simply came to our notice then [his wife, Gloria Etchison’s,] I want to, so I appreciate your respect. ”
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