Jesse Jackson and wife, Jacqueline, ‘responding positively’ to Covid-19 treatment

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his spouse, Jacqueline, are “responding positively” to medical treatment immediately after possessing been hospitalized with Covid-19, their household explained Sunday.

Medical practitioners at Northwestern Memorial Clinic in Chicago were “carefully monitoring” their conditions because of their ages, said their son Jonathan Jackson. Jesse Jackson is 79, and Jacqueline Jackson is 77.

“Both are resting comfortably and are responding positively to their treatment,” he stated in a statement.

He did not say what treatment plans his moms and dads had been acquiring or how they contracted the coronavirus.

Jesse Jackson has been completely vaccinated, acquiring his 1st shot in January at a public party in which he urged other folks to do the exact same. But Jacqueline Jackson has not been vaccinated, according to longtime spouse and children spokesman Frank Watkins. He declined to elaborate Monday.

Jesse Jackson’s beneficial check is an example of higher-profile “breakthrough” cases, which public health specialists say are exceptional and envisioned and generally final result in delicate signs or symptoms.

Totally vaccinated people today who turn into very seriously ill or die from the disease have a tendency to be older or to have compromised immune devices, gurus say.

Jesse Jackson, who founded the civil rights group Rainbow Push Coalition in 1971 and 2 times ran for president in the 1980s, introduced in 2017 that he has Parkinson’s condition.

The organization announced Saturday that the Jacksons had been hospitalized for Covid-19.

The Affiliated Press contributed.