…the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/GNUf5jHjX0
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Well, the first famous person has finally died from coronavirus – allegedly.
Herman Cain, a former presidential hopeful who was once considered by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve, has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. He was 74.
Cain’s death was announced Thursday on his website by Dan Calabrese, who edits the site and had previously written about his colleague’s diagnosis.
“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Calabrese said in the blog post. “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.”
Cain was among the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19. Less than two weeks before receiving his diagnosis, Cain attended Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which had been staged despite concerns about mass gatherings during the pandemic.
Cain, a stage 4 cancer survivor, tweeted a photograph of himself at Trump’s rally showing him surrounded by other attendees, none of whom appeared to be wearing masks or other protective gear.
Yes, that “stage 4 cancer survivor” (not be be confused with a “staged 4chan survivor”) is just slipped into some of the articles. Many of the articles going nuts over the fact that finally, after all these months, a famous person died from the virus, do not even mention that.
CNN – to their credit, I guess – does devote three paragraphs to it:
Cain was considered at an increased risk for coronavirus due to his age and history with cancer, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.
In 2006, Cain was given a 30% chance of survival from stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He underwent chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancer from his liver and was declared cancer-free in 2007.
He told CNN in a 2011 interview that after beating cancer he felt he had to do “something bigger and bolder,” leading him to decide to run for president.
A person who almost died of cancer always has a lowered life expectancy.
And yet, he was 74 years old, as an African-American male, meaning he’d already lived two years past the average life expectancy, which is 72.2 years.
This is the fact: a 74-year-old black man who had barely survived cancer over a decade ago was a dead man walking. He would have very easily died from the flu, as happened to 80,000 people in America in 2018.
It’s sad when anyone dies, but no one lives forever. If we’re being told that we should shut down the entire country because we can save 74-year-old black cancer survivors, then that is yet another damning indictment of this insane hoax, and not the reverse.
Anyway, I’m just glad I’m given a chance here to share my favorite Herman Cain political cartoon, in memory of Herman Cain.