Because 2020 won’t leave us alone, former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who died of COVID-19 in July, is back from the dead once more.
Over the weekend, Cain’s official Twitter account shared a misleading article that questioned the number of coronavirus-released deaths in America, which hit 185,000 this week.
The deceased Godfather’s Pizza exec tweeted, “It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be,” along with an article titled “CDC Now Says 94% of COVID Deaths Had an Underlying Condition.”
The tweet has since been deleted.
Speaking to Politifact, Dr. Myron Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains: [A]dvanced age and several other underlying diseases lead to bad outcomes with COVID infections. The people dying were not going to die but for the acquisition of COVID.”
And spokesman for the CDC’S National Center for Health Statistics adds that “the underlying cause of death is the condition that began the chain of events that ultimately led to the person’s death. In 92% of all deaths that mention COVID-19, COVID-19 is listed as the underlying cause of death.”
Cain announced he contracted coronavirus shortly after attending Donald Trump’s MAGA rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. Prior to his death, he regularly downplayed the severity of the virus and criticized mask mandates. He died one month later, on July 30, at age 74.
But this isn’t the first time he’s risen from the dead to tweet.
Last month, Cain’s corpse awakened to lodge an attack against vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, saying she wasn’t prepared for the presidency and that he was definitely “not impressed” with her credentials.
That’s when it was learned his daughter, Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo, had actually hijacked her father’s account and was now tweeting on his behalf.
In a statement on her dad’s website, Gallo said Cain “wouldn’t have wanted that work to stop with his passing,” and added that his voice is “needed now more than ever.”
Except that it’s not his voice.
Because he died.