(Washington) Reverend Jesse Jackson, a pastor and iconic civil rights activist in the United States, was hospitalized after being tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, his representatives announced Saturday.
Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, the Reverend-led “Rainbow Push Alliance” said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“Doctors are currently monitoring their health. If anyone has been contacted in the last five or six days, they should follow the” guidelines of government centers for disease control and prevention. ”
Martin Luther King Jr., a talented orator and Baptist pastor born in the United States on October 8, 1941, is still marked by secession in the 1960s. Black personality.
He was vaccinated against coronavirus last January and then asked to vaccinate unwilling African Americans.
His hospitalization comes as the United States, the country most affected by COVID-19 with more than 620,000 deaths, faces a new spread of pollution caused by the delta variant.
Jesse Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017.
Last July, he received the emblem of Commander of the Legion of Honor from French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.