Roommates provided new information about the health of iconic civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. If you remember, we reported through the Associated Press last week that Jesse and his wife Jacqueline were hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.Today, Jonathan, the son of Pastor Jackson A statement was posted via his father’s Instagram page. In the statement, he shared that his father has been transferred to the Shirley Ryan Ability Laboratory in Chicago, a rehabilitation facility where he will immediately begin treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Pastor Jackson was diagnosed with a neurological disease in 2015 and revealed to the public in 2017. Jonathan shared that as his father’s COVID-19 symptoms disappeared, his condition became more “concerned”. On the other hand, Jacqueline has been transferred to the intensive care unit in Northwest Memorial Hospital. However, instead of using a ventilator, she was receiving oxygen therapy to help her breathe on her own.
According to the Associated Press, Pastor Jackson was fully vaccinated before contracting COVID-19, but Jacqueline was not caused by a previous illness. Yahoo News According to the report, in most cases, public health experts still encourage people with existing health conditions such as cancer or diabetes to still be vaccinated because the risk of serious illness increases. As the statement continued, Jonathan thanked everyone for their prayers. “We continue to receive the love confided to our families from all over the world. Thank you very much because we have expressed our love and concern for the millions of people who are affected by the COVID-19 virus and its variants,” Jonathan said.
“We know this is a dangerous disease, so please pray for all those who suffer from it.” Before concluding the statement, he urged everyone to get vaccinated. Roommates let us continue to pray for Pastor Jesse Jackson and Jacqueline. We wish them a speedy recovery!
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