Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was recently infected with COVID-19 but is gradually recovering in an Atlanta-based hospital.
His team has been posting updates on Herman Cain’s official Twitter account since the initial announcement last Thursday, according to the Christian Post.
Cain, 74, first tested positive for COVID-19 on June 29. Then on July 1, Cain’s team noted on Twitter that the business executive had developed more serious symptoms that required hospitalization.
“There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer,” the statement read. “With God’s help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery.”
We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital.— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 2, 2020
Please keep him, and all who are battling this virus, in your prayers.
Our full statement appears below. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/lDRW7Rla4e
On Sunday, Cain’s team posted an encouraging update, citing the power of prayer as a reason his condition has been improving.
“Update: Herman wants to thank everyone for praying for him. It's making a difference.” the team wrote Sunday evening. “He's still in the hospital but he's making progress and we expect to hear more encouraging news as the week progresses. So thank you, everyone, and keep them coming! God is listening.”
Update: Herman wants to thank everyone for praying for him. It's making a difference. He's still in the hospital but he's making progress and we expect to hear more encouraging news as the week progresses. So thank you, everyone, and keep them coming! God is listening.— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 5, 2020
Dan Calabrese, who serves as the editor of HermanCain.com, further elaborated on Herman Cain’s diagnosis in a blog post last Thursday.
Calabrese noted that despite Cain’s condition requiring hospitalization, he did not need to be put on a respirator.
“That was probably the one detail we were praying about the most, and God was gracious,” he wrote.
Nevertheless, Calabrese did not downplay the coronavirus as he requested prayers for Herman Cain’s recovery.
“Let’s not sugarcoat it: COVID-19 is a horrible thing to experience, and while we are sure Herman will beat it just like he beats everything, he really needs prayer right now,” Calabrese urged.
“Herman will be fine. We’re also confident of that.,” he asserted.” But please lift him up in your prayers, as well as his wife Gloria and their family for strength and encouragement in getting through this.”
In June, Cain and his team attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After Cain came down with COVID-19, many speculated that he was infected at the Tulsa Rally because he and his team did not wear masks.
An article by the Washington Post noted that several secret service members tested positive while others had to self-quarantine following the Tulsa rally.
But according to reports, several members of Cain’s team had also tested positive for coronavirus prior to the rally.
Calabrese also noted that Cain had been doing “a lot of traveling” to places other than the Tulsa rally, prior to the positive diagnosis.
“I realize people will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a lot of traveling the past week,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any way to trace this to the one specific contact that caused him to be infected. We’ll never know.”
Herman Cain is a business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist. He ran as a Republican Presidential candidate in 2000 and 2012.
Cain also tried running for U.S. Senate for Georgia in 2004 but failed to win the primaries.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.