- Aug. 21, 2021, 10:11 p.m. ET
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, person been hospitalized aft investigating affirmative for Covid-19, Mr. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition said connected Saturday successful a statement.
Both were being treated astatine Northwestern Memorial Hospital successful Chicago, The Associated Press reported.
“Doctors are presently monitoring the information of both,” the connection read. No further details were disposable astir their condition. Mr. Jackson is 79, and Jacqueline Jackson is 77.
Mr. Jackson got vaccinated successful January. He has been campaigning to person much Black Americans to get inoculated.
“Vaccination is imperative to prevention lives, peculiarly for African Americans, disproportionately the top victims of the virus,” helium said astatine the time.
He revealed successful 2017 that helium had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Jackson has been a civilian rights advocator for much than 50 years and sought the Democratic statesmanlike nominations successful 1984 and 1988. He was a adjacent subordinate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.