Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Missouri Congressional Candidate Cori Bush Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 4:57 PM

It takes a lot to stop St. Louis native and current Missouri congressional candidate Cori Bush.

Just a couple of years ago we watched her pound the pavement with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while canvassing in Fairground Park in North City just months after a very serious car accident. She was limping and clearly in pain, but she and AOC were still out there.

But now a serious illness has pulled Bush off of her campaign duties. She posted to Facebook today that she's been hospitalized with pneumonia and that she's been "receiving treatment from our heroic and dedicated medical staff here in St. Louis."

In addition to her political career, Bush is also a pastor and a nurse, so it's likely that she knew when it was time to seek help.

Bush did not mention if the pneumonia was coronavirus-related but with the terrifying lack of action on the part of Missouri Governor Mike Parson to provide even basic direction to his own state, nobody would be surprised. Missouri recorded a 600 percent increase in known coronavirus cases just last week. It was the largest increase in confirmed cases in the entire United States.

Governor Parson still has yet to issue a statewide stay-at-home order even though the number of Missouri cases is increasing dramatically each day and even the Missouri State Medical Association called for action almost a week ago.

Let's hope that Bush recovers soon. Not just for her, but for us. We need leaders like her in the Senate, not feeble men like Parson.

Email the author at
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 7, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation