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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Wife Jacqueline Hospitalized For COVID

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday.

Jesse Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first dose in January during a publicized event as he urged others to receive the inoculation as soon as possible. He and his wife, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” according to the statement from Jesse Jackson’s nonprofit, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

“There are no further updates at this time,” the statement said. “We will provide updates as they become available.”

A protégé of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson was key in guiding the modern civil rights movement on numerous issues, including voting rights.

Despite having been diagnosed for Parkinson’s disease, Jackson has remained active, and has advocated for COVID-19 vaccines for Black people, who lag behind white people in the United States’ vaccination drive. Earlier this month, he was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration calling for Congress to end the filibuster in order to support voting rights.


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  1. You don’t need a name to say Tehilim 58 for his speedy demise.

    I never understood what was wrong with calling NYC “Jewtown”. Why did all these leftist Jews who cheered all of Jackson’s truly offensive statements and actions suddenly get their knickers in a twist simply because he referred to the obvious fact that NYC has a lot of Jews. Jackson was already a blackmailer, a race hustler, a person who made his living by creating hatred and division, and a crony of the most evil dictators and tyrants, but none of that fazed them until he said something innocuous like that.

    My favorite line about Jackson was said by a Cuban dissident whom he persuaded Castro to release from prison and allow to come to America. This was when he was running for president, and went on what he called a “Moral Offensive”, getting his monstrous pals to release American prisoners so he could look like a hero. The Cuban said something like, “I’m grateful to Mr Jackson for getting me out of there, but I have to say that anyone who launches a ‘moral offensive’ in alliance with Castro is morally offensive”.

    May he have a misa meshuna.

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