Rev. Jesse Jackson & His Wife Jacqueline Remain Hospitalized Due To COVID-19

 

New information has become available about the

status of iconic civil rights leader Reverend Jesse

Jackson health. If you recall, last week, we reported

via  AP  that Jesse and his wife Jacqueline were

hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

Today Rev. Jackson’s son, Jonathan released a

statement through his father’s Instagram page. In the

statement, he shared that his father has been

transferred to The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in

Chicago, a rehabilitation facility, where he will begin

therapy to treat his Parkinson’s disease immediately.

 

Rev. Jackson was diagnosed with the nervous system

disorder in 2015 and revealed it to the public in 2017.

Jonathan shared that his father’s condition has come

more “in focus” as his COVID-19 symptoms have

dissipated. Jacqueline on the other hand has been

transferred to the intensive care unit inside of

Northwestern Memorial Hospital. However, she is

not on a ventilator but is receiving oxygen treatments

to help her be able to breathe on her own.

According to The Associated Press, Rev. Jackson was

fully vaccinated prior to contracting COVID-19, but

Jacqueline was not due to a pre-existing condition.

Sources report that in most cases, public health

experts still encourage individuals with existing

health conditions, like cancer or diabetes, should still

get vaccinated due to the increased risk for severe

illness. As the statement continued, Jonathan

thanked everyone for their prayers. “We continue to

receive the love that is being poured out to our family

from around the world and it is greatly appreciated,

as we express our love and concern for the millions

of people who have been victimized by the COVID-19

virus and its variants,” Jonathan said.

“We know this is a dangerous disease so please

remain prayerful for all of those who are suffering as

a result.” Before ending the statement, he urged

everyone to become vaccinated. Everyone let’s

continue to keep Rev. Jesse Jackson and Jacqueline

in out prayers. We’re wishing them a speedy

recovery! Prayers up for the Jacksons.

 

Source: Tyshawn Smith

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