CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civilian rights person and two-time statesmanlike candidate, and his woman person been hospitalized aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19, according to a connection Saturday.
Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the microorganism and received his archetypal dose successful January during a publicized lawsuit arsenic helium urged others to person the inoculation arsenic soon arsenic possible. He and his wife, 77, are being treated astatine Northwestern Memorial Hospital successful Chicago.
“Doctors are presently monitoring the information of both,” according to the connection from Jesse Jackson’s nonprofit, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.
“There are nary further updates astatine this time,” the connection said. “We volition supply updates arsenic they go available.”
A protégé of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson was cardinal successful guiding the modern civilian rights question connected galore issues, including voting rights.
Despite having been diagnosed for Parkinson’s disease, Jackson has remained active, and has advocated for COVID-19 vaccines for Black people, who lag down achromatic radical successful the United States’ vaccination drive. Earlier this month, helium was arrested extracurricular the U.S. Capitol during a objection calling for Congress to extremity the filibuster successful bid to enactment voting rights.