Jackson was publicly vaccinated in January.
Jesse Jackson, a religious figure and one of the most famous fighters for the rights of the black population in the United States was hospitalized in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday with his wife. They were infected with the coronavirus. This is stated in a statement issued by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, a non-governmental organization founded by Jackson.
Tests of the 79-year-old human rights defender and his 77-year-old wife Jacqueline for infection showed a positive result. “Doctors are currently monitoring their condition,” the statement said. “Anyone who has been near them in the last five or six days should follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Jackson was publicly vaccinated against the coronavirus in January.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Twitter wished the human rights activist and his wife a speedy recovery.