Reverend Jesse Jackson leaves rehab hospital after being treated for COVID and Parkinson’s disease


Civil rights chief Reverend Jesse Jackson left a Chicago rehabilitation hospital on Wednesday after being treated for Parkinson’s disease following a breakthrough COVID-19 case, CBS Chicago reported. He spent practically a month in remedy.

“Both my parents are ever so thankful for all of the prayers, cards and calls they have received during this very trying period of their lives,” Jackson’s son, Jonathan Jackson, stated Wednesday in an announcement, based on CBS Chicago. “We are also thankful for the excellent Northwestern Memorial Hospital medical team that treated our parents for COVID-19, and the professional and excellent therapy our father received while at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.”

Jackson, 79, and his spouse Jacqueline Jackson, 77, each examined optimistic for COVID-19 in August and had been treated at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Jackson’s civil rights group Rainbow PUSH Coalition stated on August 21. 

Reverend Jesse Jackson seen July 19, 2021.

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After practically per week within the hospital, Jackson was transferred to The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the place he was treated for Parkinson’s disease — a degenerative nervous system dysfunction that he was recognized with in 2015. Jonathan stated the disease had come extra “in focus” as his father’s COVID-19 signs dissipated. 

Meanwhile, Jacqueline was moved to the hospital’s intensive care unit for oxygen therapies. 

The two have now recovered from COVID-19, based on Rainbow PUSH. 

In January, Jackson stated he was totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, however based on The Associated Press, his spouse had not obtained any doses resulting from a pre-existing situation.

“We know it is a miracle that both of our parents are now COVID-19 survivors, and we thank God for his healing. We also pray for the millions of people who have been infected with this virus and pray they too will also overcome,” Jonathan stated in Wednesday’s assertion. “We also pray for those families who have lost their loved ones to the coronavirus and pray for their spiritual and emotional healing as well. Our father continues to stress the importance of being vaccinated, wearing masks and obeying the COVID-19 protocols including social distancing and the washing of the hands.”