Hospital Offering No More Updates On George H.W. Bush For Now

Officials at the Methodist Hospital in Houston will be offering no further updates on the condition of former President George H.W. Bush out of respect for the family’s privacy, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.

Reports on Wednesday indicated that Bush had been placed in an intensive care unit. Bush has been in the hospital since last month nursing bronchitis-like symptoms.

Hospital spokesman David Bricker on Thursday would not confirm to the Times if the 41st president was still in intensive care, adding that additional information will only be offered to the public after the family decides that “events warrant” an update.


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