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jimmy winston

I wonder if Herman Cain still thinks we over reacted?

Carlos Ponce

Herman Cain as a cancer survivor falls into the category of pre-existing medical conditions. May he rest in peace.

jimmy winston

Still a preventable death. Had we have had strong leadership from the beginning Cain and many others would still be alive.

Carlos Ponce

What does leadership have to do with this? He's a man who chose where to go, when to go, when to wear a mask, when not to wear a mask, when to wash up when to use sanitizers. Leadership has nothing to do with it. Democrats are saying he contracted it at the Tulsa rally but he wore a mask at all times except for a photo with friends. They don't really know where he contracted the disease and from whom. He tested positive 9 days after the rally which is at the extreme limits between exposure and a positive test. The average is 5 to 6 days. Given his health and medical history chances are he contracted the disease after the Tulsa rally. But no one really knows.

jimmy winston

LEADERSHIP would have made masks mandatory. Take a look at Japan's response to the virus. They had strong mask requirements and their economy largely stayed open, has 1,000 deaths, unemployment hovering around 3%. I could go on, but you will find some excuse as to why Trump and his cronies handled this perfectly. Not to mention the new report exposing Jared Kushner pushing against a national testing program because the virus seemed to be hitting blue states the hardest and it was a way to score political points to let the governors handle the testing. This is ALL a direct result of WEAK LEADERSHIP at every level, especially Trump. One of these days he will man up and take responsibility for once, but I dont have very high hopes.

Wayne D Holt

The average age of Covid-19 deaths was quoted a few weeks ago by the Wall Street Journal as 80. In ZIP CODE 77550 (a proxy for the City of Galveston), the average life expectancy is 72.

Which means, shouldn't you have been on these boards for years sounding the alarm on the preventable deaths that take folks before Covid-19 does? Shouldn't you be relieved that this disease appears to be less of a risk than the other chronic diseases that take Americans eight years before the virus would be expected to?

Why are you not logically consistent on this issue?

Carlos Ponce

"LEADERSHIP would have made masks mandatory." But the Liberals said LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS!

March 2020: "Right now in the United States people should not be walking around with masks.” - Dr. Anthony Fauci.

So jimmy is posting the president should ignore the experts????

jimmy winston

MARCH 2020???!?!!? Its almost like we learn new information as time goes on! If we go by that we should hold Trump accountable for what he said in February. Again Trump can do no wrong in your little baby eyes, I just need to accept that I guess.

jimmy winston

Believe it or not WAYNE, I have a life out side of posting on here and loving trump, unlike you.

Carlos Ponce

In February and January, Trump was repeating what the "experts" were telling him.

Ted Gillis

Right, so don’t give hope to anyone who has fought a disease like Herman Cain did and survived it, because now you’re expendable.

Only the strongest of the strongest get a place at the republican’s table.

Carlos Ponce

Wrong, Ted. Those who fall into the category of pre-existing medical conditions should take precautions not be written off. Everyone has a place at the Republican table but until we get it under control protect the vulnerable.

Craig Mason

Herman Cain recovered from cancer in 2006 so his risk of having cancer again after 14 years is the same as the average population so you can’t count that as a pre-existing condition.

On another note the author of this letter really needs to google “ How does a virus spread” because I am not sure this person understands the concept.

Carlos Ponce

You don't know all his medical history, Craig or what is being done to keep his previous bout with cancer in check. Remember he had stage 4 colon cancer which had spread to his liver. Portions of his colon and liver were removed. MD Anderson followed his health afterward.

Carlos Ponce

"Herman Cain -- our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us -- has passed away. Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer. 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." staffer Dan Calabrese

"he was still in a high-risk group"

"he was still in a high-risk group"

"he was still in a high-risk group"

"he was still in a high-risk group"

Do you get it, Craig?

Craig Mason

I get that I hit a nerve!

Carlos Ponce

Just doing what I did as a teacher, Craig. Trying to stamp out ignorance. I hope I was successful.

Craig Mason

I don’t know did you? Do you understand now that you were ignorant of the facts? I hope so!

Carlos Ponce

No Craig, you were making false assumptions.

Craig Mason

Not an assumption and not false. I have a clear understanding of how cancer recovery and remission works

Carlos Ponce

Maybe specifically to you or people you know. But his staff says, "he was still in a high risk group".

Jim Forsythe

Herman Cain was in the higher risk group, just as many others. But Herman decided to not wear a mask, and that increased his risk dramatically.

About four in ten adults (37.6%) ages 18 and older in the U.S. (92.6 million people) have a higher risk of developing serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus, due to their older age (65 and older) or health condition.

Just over half of those at higher risk of developing a serious illness are ages 65 and older (55.2% or 51.1 million adults); however, the remaining 41.4 million adults ages 18-64 are at risk due to an underlying medical condition.

June 12, 2020, Texas A&M University, A study has found that not wearing a face mask dramatically increases a person's chances of being infected by the COVID-19 virus.

Carlos, I agree with Craig. I also have a clear understanding of how cancer recovery and remission works.

Cain was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006. He completed his treatment for colon cancer, including chemotherapy and surgery, by 2007 Within hours after his passing, Facebook posts falsely claimed that former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died of colon cancer, not COVID-19. Cain did battle and survive cancer in 2006, but his staff confirmed online that his death was due to the novel coronavirus.

Carlos Ponce

Jim Forsythe posts "he [Herman Cain] was in a higher risk group. His staff said "he was still in a high-risk group". I don't disagree with either

Jim Forsythe

About four in ten adults (37.6%) ages 18 and older in the U.S. (92.6 million people) have a higher risk of developing serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus, due to their older age (65 and older) or health condition.

david Dumas

Yes, we would have a great economy and a lot of dead people including you, Erna. With all of these people the economy would collapse. Now just wait until global warming starts, this will destroy the world economy.

Wayne D Holt

"We are not the discrete, separate individuals that modernity narrates to us. We are interconnected. We are inter-existent. We are relationship. To live fully means to relate fully. Covid-19 is a further step in a long trend of disconnection from community, from nature, and from place. With each step of disconnection, although we may survive as separate selves, we become less and less alive. The young and the old are especially sensitive to this disconnection. We see them shrivel like fruit in a drought. As a psychiatrist friend recently wrote to me, “Among the elderly, the fallout has been truly disastrous. Being quarantined in the room and isolated from family is causing massive amounts of invisible suffering and decline, as well as deaths. I can't tell you how many anguished family members have told me that it's not Covid that is killing their loved one -- it's the restrictions."

~Charles Eisenstein (https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/numb/)

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