2012 Presidential Candidate Herman Cain (Herman Cain) died after signing with Covid-19

The businessman and 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain died after signing with Covid-19. | Allison Shelley / Getty Images

The initiator of the 9-9-9 tax plan during the 2012 Republican primary elections was 74 years old.

Former restaurant executive and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Kane passed away with Covid-19 on Thursday after being hospitalized in the hospital.

Cain is 74 years old and the most high-profile political figure in this pandemic. He has been the CEO of Godfather's Pizza (a chain of fast food restaurants) for 10 years.

Before he sought a position in the White House in 2012, he was active in politics and public policy all his life, held various positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and worked for Bob Dole (Bob Dole) The 1996 presidential campaign provided advice. Cain was known for his 9-9-9 tax plan in the 2012 competition: replacing the current tax law with 9% business transaction tax, 9% personal income tax and 9% federal business tax. He briefly rose to the top of the Republican Party’s main field, taking a small lead in the final nomination of candidate Mitt Romney in October 2011. But after several allegations of sexual harassment, Cain quickly entered the polls, suspended the election in December, and then began voting.

He has been active in politics and enthusiastically supports President Donald Trump. Cain participated in the controversial June 20 election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was held due to opposition from local health officials. Less than two weeks after attending the rally, he tested positive, although it is impossible to determine where Cain signed for Covid-19 based on his travel schedule.


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Hearn Kane and President Trump’s supporters took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20 At the election rally. Thursday. Cain survived colon cancer ten years ago. Due to his age and medical history, he should have been considered a high-risk patient with severe complications from the coronavirus.

"We knew that the first time he was hospitalized for COVID-19, it would be a tough battle. He had difficulty breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance," HermanCain.com editor Dan Calabrese ( Dan Calabrese) wrote in a post announcing Cain's death. "All of us prayed that the initial medicine they gave him would normalize his breathing, but soon knew he was fighting."

Cain is one of more than 151,000 Americans who have died so far according to John · The Hopkins University Coronavirus Tracker, Covid-19 pandemic. As a black man in his 70s, he belongs to two groups, and they are more vulnerable to the virus.

After receiving the news of the diagnosis, Cain's diagnosis time attracted a lot of attention. He came to the Tulsa rally soon after he participated in President Trump (he does not always wear a mask). But it may never be known how he signed for Covid-19. Cain believes that Cain is still traveling frequently, and the incidence of coronavirus has been on the rise in most states, including his native Georgia.

Experts said that most of Trump's indoor rallies, such as maskless rallies, may become super-spread incidents. Because the coronavirus is airborne and people can be infected before they show symptoms, the virus is particularly good at spreading undetected. As Katherine Harmon Courage (Katherine Harmon Courage) recently wrote for Vox, research shows that compared with the open-air environment, the closing event leads to an increased likelihood of Covid-19 infection 20 times higher, with very few People may be the ultimate cause of this situation.

Tulsa health officials stated that the surge in local coronavirus cases in the days following the Trump rally was “very likely” related to the incident.


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