Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline were hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19. His organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said the iconic civil rights leader, 79, and his wife, 77, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in their native Chicago. The group did not disclose their conditions. Both are vaccinated with both doses, so much so that Jackson has always been an authoritative voice for vaccines in the black community that currently has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, was admitted to Northwestern in January for ‘abdominal discomfort’ and underwent gallbladder surgery before spending three weeks in a rehabilitation center for a “short period of exercise and therapy.”