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Rev. Jesse Jackson's wife, Jacqueline, has been released from a Chicago hospital after spending a week in ICU for Covid-19 treatment.

"Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and coming home," their son Jonathan Jackson said in a statement to NBC Chicago. "Our family is grateful to God and the medical team that treated her and that is allowing her body to continue to heal from the COVID-19 virus."

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is fully vaccinated, and Jacqueline Jackson, who did not receive the vaccine, both fell ill on August 20 and were taken to Northwestern where they tested positive for Covid-19. They were both admitted to the hospital on Aug. 21.

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Following treatment, Jesse Jackson, 79, was transferred to a physical rehab facility. Jacqueline Jackson, 77, was moved to ICU last week.

Rev. Jackson, who has Parkinson's disease, is receiving physical therapy and has recently tested negative for Covid-19, according to their son Jonathan.

Jonathan encouraged all those who have not been vaccinated to get the shots and thanked everyone for their prayers and support, saying, "The love that has been poured out to our family at this time of sickness and need from around the world has helped in our parent's healing."

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Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leader, was with Martin Luther King Jr. when the civil rights icon was assassinated at a Memphis motel in 1968.

Jackson is pictured on the balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on the 50th anniversary of King's assassination on April 3, 2018. The motel is now a National Civil Rights Museum.

Rev. Jackson unsuccessfully ran for president in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. senator for Washington, DC from 1991 to 1997. A shadow senator is not a paid position and comes with no congressional powers.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson has been transferred to a rehab center in Chicago following his hospitalization for a breakthrough Covid-19 infection.

The civil rights leader will receive physical therapy following treatment for the coronavirus at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

His wife, Jacqueline, was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) at Northwestern, after her condition worsened.

Last week the couple's son, Jonathan, said his mother was "resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment."

Jonathan Jackson said Mrs. Jackson was on supplemental oxygen and was breathing easier.

However, her condition deteriorated over the weekend and she was moved to the ICU, according to DailyMail.com.

Jonathan said his mother is not on a ventilator but she is receiving "increased oxygen" in the ICU.

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"Both of our parents are continuing to receive excellent medical care," he said. "We urge that you continue to keep them in your prayers because we know this is a serious disease."

Jesse Jackson, 79, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, fell ill on August 20 and were taken to Northwestern where they both tested positive for Covid-19.

Jesse Jackson is fully vaccinated, but Jacqueline declined to take the vaccines for personal reasons. They were both admitted to the hospital on August 21.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, remain hospitalized in Chicago with Covid-19 symptoms. Although Jesse Jackson received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine in January, Jacqueline Jackson was not vaccinated.

According to reports, Jacqueline, 77, contracted the virus first and transmitted it to Jesse Jackson, 79.

Physicians continue to monitor their progress.

Their son, Jonathan Jackson, shared an update on his parents' condition on Sunday, Eurweb.com reports.

Jonathan told Chicago's ABC7 his mother had breathing difficulties but she is now "resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment."

"She had been real lethargic with flu-like symptoms [and] went to the hospital Friday," he said.

"Then it was diagnosed that she and my dad both had contracted COVID. She is having some oxygen, but is able to function and breathe on her own without a respirator. Nothing severe. Because of her age and her current health, it is more challenging."

Jesse Jackson, a civil rights leader, was with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was assassinated at a Memphis motel in 1968.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, are "responding positively" to Covid-19 treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Their son, Jonathan Jackson, shared an update on his parents' condition on Sunday, Eurweb.com reports.

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Jonathan told Chicago's ABC7 his mother had breathing difficulties but she is now "resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment."

"She had been real lethargic with flu-like symptoms [and] went to the hospital Friday," he said.

"Then it was diagnosed that she and my dad both had contracted COVID. She is having some oxygen, but is able to function and breathe on her own without a respirator. Nothing severe. Because of her age and her current health, it is more challenging."

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were fully vaccinated in January. They had no issues until they took ill and were admitted to the hospital, where they both tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, Aug. 20.

Jonathan said his parents are not out of the woods yet.

"This is vicious and it can turn quickly," said Jonathan. "So we are trying to stay upbeat and optimistic. But, I have seen this thing turn on a dime. You really just do not know."

Jesse Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 2017.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, were hospitalized in Chicago after testing positive for Covid-19.

Both Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline, 77, received Covid-19 mRNA vaccines in January, and are fully vaccinated.

They join millions of people who tested positive or fell ill with Covid-19 after receiving the vaccines. A small percentage of those people required hospitalization or died.
 
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In July, the CDC released alarming data that shows around 35,000 vaccinated people reported symptoms from Delta variant infections each week.

The list of celebrities, athletes, and lawmakers who contracted the Delta variant after receiving the vaccines is growing longer by the day.

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    Some merchants and retailers have banned fully vaccinated people from their stores due to fears that they are "shedding" the virus and infecting the unvaccinated.
     
    HOW THE mRNA VACCINE WORKS
     
    The messenger RNA vaccine works by instructing your immune cells to produce spike proteins that would normally be produced by the Covid-19 virus.

    Ideally, vaccine-induced spike proteins cause an immune response that hunts and destroys the virus.

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    However, Covid-19 also has spike proteins -- those red spikes that you see on the surface of the virus in this illustration.

    Covid uses its spike proteins to latch onto ACE2 receptors to enter human cells and cause infections.

    Our God-given immune system blocks Covid's spikes from attaching to ACE2 receptors, thus preventing infections.

    Natural immunity last longer than man-made antibodies, which, according to the CDC, only last 6-8 months before wearing off.

    Studies show spike proteins harm cells by causing inflammation and vascular endothelial damage. There have been multiple reports of blood clots and cardiac inflammation, particularly in teenagers.

    The CDC and World Health Organization received extensive safety data from vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna that shows millions of doses given with no significant side effects.

    Pfizer and Moderna insists their vaccine-induced spike proteins do not cause harm because the vaccine is administered in the deltoid (arm) muscle where the muscle cells take up the mRNA to produce spike proteins.

    Health experts downplay reports that vaccine-induced spike proteins cause blood clots in the heart, lungs or blood vessels.

    According to the CDC about 49% of Americans are fully vaccinated. 60% of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose.

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    The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19 in Chicago.

    Jackson received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine back in January, and is fully vaccinated. He urged Black people to get vaccinated at the time.

    The Rainbow Push Coalition, a civil rights organization founded by Jackson, confirmed the news on Saturday.

    "Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both," the organization said on Saturday. "Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines."

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    Jackson, 79 and Jacqueline, 77, were married in 1962. They share 5 children including Santita (pictured left), Jesse Jr., and Jonathan.

    Jackson had an affair with a staffer, Karin Stanford, who gave birth to a daughter, Ashley, in May 1999.

    Mr. Jackson unsuccessfully ran for president in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. senator for Washington, DC from 1991 to 1997. A shadow senator is not a paid position and comes with no congressional powers.

    Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2017.

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    Bill Cosby's former friends, Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and others, took his money then abandoned him when he reached out to them for support.

    Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday, June 30, after serving two years of a three-to-10-year prison sentence on sexual assault charges.

    Andrew Wyatt. Cosby's personal spokesman, shared the details in an exclusive interview with Shelley Wynter that aired on WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Tuesday, July 13.

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    Wyatt said Cosby and his wife Camille gave Jesse Jackson $1 million when he ran for president of the United States in 1984.

    Wyatt said the Cosbys paid all of Jackson's bills, paid off his home in Chicago (that he still lives in), purchased another home for him and Mrs. Jackson in Washington, D.C. (that they still own), loaned Jackson his private jet, and other perks.

    Yet, when Cosby turned to Jackson for help during his time of need, Jackson turned his back on him.

    Cosby was also generous to Ambassador Andrew Young when the Atlanta politician ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1970.

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    And Cosby gave $50,000 to the family of Tawana Brawley when Rev. Al Sharpton called Cosby for help.

    Wyatt said when Cosby reached out to Sharpton during his trial, Sharpton told him he would call him right back and then never called.

    Listen to the audio of the interview here.