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Jesse Jackson is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

The Baptist minister, former US senator and civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson, has been hospitalized in a Chicago health center, in the United States, after testing positive for coronavirus.

The reverend, 79, and his wife Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus, despite the fact that both had already received the full schedule of vaccination against the virus, as reported by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. , and includes the multistate television network TeleSur.

Jackson has been one of the most prominent leaders of the American civil rights movement since the 1960s, when he marched alongside Martin Luther King and helped raise funds for the cause.

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” as detailed in the statement from Jackson’s organization, who added that “there are no further updates at the moment.”

At the end of 2017, the activist announced that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease, despite the fact that he has been active in recent years and has advocated for the use of coronavirus vaccines for African-Americans, who remain at the same time. It lags behind the Anglo-Saxons in the United States vaccination campaign.

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