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Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. The reverend was vaccinated against the coronavirus in January, and then urged African Americans reluctant to do the same.

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Reverend Jesse Jackson, pastor and iconic civil rights activist in the United States, was hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, although vaccinated, his representatives announced Saturday, August 21. Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, the Rainbow Push Coalition said.

“Doctors are currently monitoring their condition. Anyone who has been in contact with either in the past five or six days should follow.” guidelines from the government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the organization adds.

Companion of Martin Luther King in the 1960s, a talented orator, this Baptist pastor born October 8, 1941 in an America still marked by segregation, ran for the Democratic primary for the American presidential election twice in the 1980s, remaining a long time the most famous black personality to have tried the race for the White House … until Barack Obama. He was vaccinated against the coronavirus in January, and then urged reluctant African Americans to be vaccinated.

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