Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, was discharged from a rehab hospital Wednesday after receiving successful treatment for Covid-19 and Parkinson’s disease.
Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, were admitted to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Aug. 21 after testing positive for Covid. Jackson, 79, had been fully vaccinated, while his wife, 77, had not due to a “preexisting condition” that worried them, he told The Associated Press.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people with certain preexisting conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, to get vaccinated because they are particularly vulnerable to the virus.
Both Jackson and his wife are now Covid free.
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