Powell was fully vaccinated. But he was also suffering from multiple myeloma, a kind of cancer that directly harms the body's ability to fight infections.https://t.co/8OzvwxqybR— Mike "That's Ben Gardner's Boat" Calia (@Michael_Calia) October 18, 2021
Powell’s wife Alma also had a breakthrough case but responded to treatment, according to CBS’ David Martin. Powell battled other conditions including Parkinson’s. He went into the hospital last Monday. https://t.co/kDieZvaxaj— Gabrielle Ake (@gabrielle_ake) October 18, 2021
The covid infection, in other words, just made things worse.
Colin Powell dies at age 84.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 18, 2021
‘General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19. He was fully vaccinated,” his family says in a statement https://t.co/9iw8j8Zweb