New information concerning the health of Reverend Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights leader, has become accessible. Jesse and his wife Jacqueline were hospitalized last week after testing positive with COVID-19, as we reported via AP News. Jonathan Jackson, Rev. Jackson’s son, issued a statement on his father’s Instagram page today. His father has been transferred to The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, a rehabilitation institution, where he will immediately begin therapy to treat his Parkinson’s disease, according to the statement.
In 2015, Rev. Jackson was diagnosed with a neurological system illness, which he exposed to the world in 2017. Jonathan stated that as his COVID-19 symptoms have faded, his father’s condition has become more “in focus.” Jacqueline, on the other hand, has been admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit. She is not on a ventilator, but she is undergoing oxygen treatments to help her breathe independently. Rev. Jackson was properly vaccinated before to catching COVID-19, but Jacqueline was not due to a pre-existing ailment, according to The Associated Press.
According to Yahoo News, public health experts still advise people with pre-existing health issues, such as cancer or diabetes, to get vaccinated because of the higher risk of serious illness. Jonathan finished his remarks by thanking 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.