Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 21, 2021

Rev. Jesse Jackson and wife Jacqueline hospitalized with COVID

Rev. Jesse Jackson and wife Jacqueline hospitalized with COVID

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife were both hospitalized with COVID, AP reported late today. Rev. Jackson was vaccinated.

Rev. Jesse Jackson was on the frontlines with Standing Rock Water Protectors on Oct. 26, 2016, as shown in the photo above by KILI Radio. Read more from this day at Standing Rock at Censored News:

AP Chicago reports, "The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19," according to a statement Saturday.

"Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first dose in January during a publicized event as he urged others to receive the inoculation as soon as possible. He and his wife, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago."

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” according to the statement from Jesse Jackson’s nonprofit, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition."

“There are no further updates at this time,” the statement said. “We will provide updates as they become available.”

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