Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife hospitalized for covid-19

Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife hospitalized for covid-19

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) said in a statement Saturday. “Anyone who has been around them in the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines.”

RPC is a Chicago-based international civil and human rights organization founded by Jackson, according to its website.

Jackson, 79, and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are currently at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, according to the statement.

Jackson received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in January at an event to promote African-American confidence in vaccines, according to a statement at the time from RPC.

Due to the more dangerous nature of the delta variant, breakthrough infections have been reported for vaccinated people, primarily among the elderly or immunosuppressed.

In February, the civil rights leader underwent successful surgery after being hospitalized for abdominal discomfort. In 2017, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder with no cure.

Updates will be provided when available, per RPC.

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