COVID-19: Civil rights leader, Rev Jesse Jackson Sr and wife tested positive for COVID-19 months after receiving Pfizer vaccine


American Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. along with his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released by the prominent political activist’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. it said the reverend, who is 79 years old, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Their conditions haven’t been released.

Anyone who has been around either person in the last five to six days is advised to quarantine in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, according to Rainbow PUSH.

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” the organization said. “Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines.”

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Jackson received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in January and used the occasion to encourage Black people to get vaccinated.

The civil rights leader was admitted to Northwestern for “abdominal discomfort” and underwent gallbladder surgery. Jackson spent three weeks at a rehabilitation center for a “short period of exercise and therapy,” because of his Parkinson’s disease, according to Rainbow PUSH.

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