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Rev. Jesse Jackson moved to Chicago rehab facility after COVID-19 hospitalization; spouse Jacqueline in ICU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been moved to a rehab facility as he fights to get better from COVID-19, however his spouse, Jacqueline, has been moved to an ICU at a Chicago hospital, the household introduced Friday.

The couple was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital final Saturday. Rev. Jackson, 79, will begin “intensive occupational and bodily remedy,” son Jonathan Jackson stated, noting that his father’s Parkinson’s signs have grow to be “extra in focus” as his coronavirus signs subsided.

Nonetheless, medical doctors moved spouse Jacqueline, 77, to an ICU. She “just isn’t on a ventilator however is receiving elevated oxygen and is respiration on her personal,” a press release from the household continued. 


Rev. Jackson, the civil rights icon and two-time presidential candidate, publicly acquired the coronavirus vaccine in January. Nonetheless, a household spokesman stated Jacqueline was not vaccinated on the time she was hospitalized; he didn’t elaborate.

Rev. Jesse Jackson receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this past January in Chicago.

Rev. Jesse Jackson receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this previous January in Chicago. (AP Picture/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Members of the religion neighborhood had been rallying in assist of the Jackson household, Fox 32 reported.  The Rev. Ira Acree of Higher St. John Bible Church in Chicago spoke at a prayer service for the household, saying, “To see Reverend Jackson and his spouse caught with COVID-19 is heartbreaking and jarring, and has hit house for many people who’ve been personally mentored by him, personally impressed by his life’s work.” 


Jonathan Jackson’s assertion expressed gratitude for the medical doctors and “the love that’s being poured out to our household from around the globe.”

Rev. Jackson has continued to make headlines for the civil rights trigger.  Again in July, police arrested him for failing to go away a “sit-in” on the Phoenix workplace of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a goal of protests for her opposition to ending the filibuster, seen as a hurdle towards passing voting rights laws in Congress. Earlier this month, he and a few 200 different folks had been arrested by Capitol police in Washington for crowding the road in one other protest in opposition to the filibuster and for election reform.


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