In a video on his website, Mr. Cain described the rally and he said he had worn a mask while in groups of people. But he also posted photographs of himself on social media that showed him without a mask and surrounded by people in the arena.
“People were concerned, because of the media, about whether or not this was going to turn into another uptick in number of cases of Covid-19,” Mr. Cain said in the video.
Mr. Cain said that all rally participants, including him, had had their temperatures checked and that some people had worn masks. Sanitizer stations were scattered throughout the arena.
“Whether or not it’s going to work or not, we don’t know, but the chances are even though it was a crowded room of people, if they took precautions, probably not going to be a big uptick,” he said. The statement on Mr. Cain’s Twitter account said that there was “no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.”
In a post on Mr. Cain’s website, its editor, Dan Calabrese, echoed that statement.
“I realize people will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a lot of traveling the past week,” he wrote. “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.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/us/politics/herman-cain-coronavirus.html