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Multiple Politicians Have Died from Covid-19

Zach Rathner Zach Rathner
11th September 2020
Multiple Politicians Have Died from Covid-19
Louisiana State Rep. Reggie Bagala died in April from COVID (Getty Images)

The Claim

Not one politician has died from COVID-19.

Emerging story

In September 2020, a meme was published on Facebook which claimed that no politician had died from complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meme and its message subsequently went viral on social media, especially Twitter.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar’s investigation shows that the claim is fake. The Misbar team conducted research showing that on the national stage, South Dakota State Rep. Bob Glanzer and Louisiana State Rep. Reggie Bagala both died in April from complications surrounding COVID-19. Additionally, at the local level, Jersey City, New Jersey councilman Michael Yun and chairwoman of St. Paul, Minnesota board of education Marny Xiong also both died from COVID-19 complications. Additionally, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain died from COVID-19 complications back in July.

Misbar’s Classification


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