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Michael Dukakis Discharged from Hospital

BOSTON. Michael Dukakis was discharged from a Los Angeles hospital where he was admitted on March 24 with bacterial pneumonia. In a note to The National Herald he wrote, “doing a lot better after nine days in the hospital and wrapping up the academic quarter here at UCLA. Hope we’ll be heading back to Boston soon, but I think that will be awhile. All the best, and stay in touch.”

Dukakis is 86 years old and in excellent health. He is a professor of Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston where he teaches the first semester of each year and in the Spring semester he teaches at UCLA. He and his wife Kitty live in a house near the University.
He had experienced respiratory symptoms and was twice tested for the coronavirus but the results came back negative. He was then diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia.

Dukakis served twice as governor of Massachusetts. The first time from 1975 to1979 and the second time from 1983 to1991. In 1988 he was the first Greek-American to run for President if the United States when he and received the nomination of the Democratic Party. Dukakis enjoys teaching at Northeastern and he remains active in the Democratic Party and politics on the local and national level. He encourages young people including Greek-Americans to get involved in politics and public life.


Since the opinions of our readers matter, the company ‘Opinion Poll’ is conducting, on behalf of The National Herald, a survey among Hellenes Abroad from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, March 3, regarding their opinions on postal voting for Greek elections, as well as on issues of general concern.

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