CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been transferred to a hospital centered on bodily rehabilitation after receiving therapy for a breakthrough COVID-19 an infection whereas his spouse, Jacqueline, has been moved to an intensive care unit, in accordance to a household assertion launched Friday.
Jonathan Jackson, one of many couple’s 5 youngsters, mentioned that his father’s COVID-19 signs are abating.
Jackson has Parkinson’s illness and Jonathan Jackson mentioned he’ll obtain “intensive occupational and bodily remedy” at The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago.
Jacqueline Jackson shouldn’t be on a ventilator however is receiving elevated oxygen in the ICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Jonathan Jackson mentioned.
“Both of our dad and mom are persevering with to obtain glorious medical care,” he mentioned. “We urge that you just proceed to maintain them in your prayers as a result of we all know it is a critical illness.”
Jesse Jackson is 79, and Jacqueline is 77. They had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday.
Jackson, a famed civil rights chief and former presidential candidate, is vaccinated towards the virus. He acquired his first dose throughout a publicized occasion the place he urged others to obtain the vaccine too.
Jackson instructed The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jacqueline, additionally a civil rights activist, has not been vaccinated. He mentioned his spouse didn’t get vaccinated as a result of she has a “preexisting situation” they had been apprehensive about. He didn’t elaborate.
Generally, public well being consultants strongly encourage folks with present well being situations, comparable to most cancers or diabetes, to get vaccinated as they’re at elevated danger for extreme sickness.
Family members have mentioned the Jacksons had been admitted to the hospital in half due to their age and that each have been responding positively to therapy. They have been married practically 60 years.
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