Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized With COVID-19
Written by B87FM on August 21, 2021
Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his son, Jonathan, introduced in an announcement, Saturday. He’s at present being handled at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago alongside together with his spouse, Jacqueline, who additionally examined optimistic.
“Docs are at present monitoring the situation of each,” Jonathan mentioned within the assertion. “Anybody who has been round both of them for the final 5 – 6 days ought to comply with the CDC tips.”
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Jackson is a political activist and politician who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He additionally based the group Rainbow/PUSH.
Again in January, Jackson acquired his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted current disparities in our nation and particularly within the Black group leading to a hospitalization charge 3.7 occasions better and a demise charge 2.eight occasions better than that of the White group,” he mentioned in a press launch, on the time. “We’d like our sturdy management in our authorities to have the vaccines administered to individuals of shade as quickly as attainable earlier than the demise charge rises to catastrophic proportions.”
Jackson’s present situation was not revealed.