41-Year-Old Newly-Elected Republican Congressman Dies From COVID-19

Ikran Dahir, reporting for BuzzFeed News:

Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died on Tuesday evening at a Louisiana hospital from complications due to the coronavirus after being hospitalized for 11 days. He was 41. Letlow was days away from being sworn in as US representative for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District as the state’s youngest member of Congress. […] On Dec. 18, Letlow announced via Twitter that he had tested positive for the virus and that he would be isolating. His condition appeared to have deteriorated quickly as he was admitted into the hospital the next day. […]

During his campaign, he frequently shared photos of himself at small outdoor gatherings, sometimes wearing a mask and sometimes not.

From NOLA.com:

“We’re all in disbelief,” said Louis Gurvich, the Republican party chair. “The world was his oyster.”

Disbelief is the problem.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020