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Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID

Jesse Jackson, Jacqueline Jackson, Jackie Jackson
Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 20:09:53-04

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

The famed civil rights leader is vaccinated against the virus and publicly received his first dose in January, as he urged others to vaccinate as soon as possible.

According to a statement released Saturday evening, the Jacksons are being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Jesse Jackson is 79 years old. Jacqueline Jackson is 77.