Jesse Jackson, 79, released from care following bout with COVID-19

Jesse Jackson, 79, released from care following bout with COVID-19
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson is set to leave a Chicago rehabilitation facility following a bout with COVID-19 and therapy for Parkinson's disease, his family said.

Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline, 77, were hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital following positive COVID-19 tests, but the former was moved to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab given his Parkinson's, according to a report.

"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," said Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple's five children and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition national spokesman.

JESSE JACKSON AND WIFE HOSPITALIZED AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TESTS

Jacqueline Jackson was released earlier in September, and both she and her husband are coronavirus-free, according to a family statement.

The younger Jackson said his father wishes all people to receive the vaccine. Jacqueline Jackson was not vaccinated before she contracted the virus, said family spokesman Frank Watkins previously, according to NBC Washington.

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"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," he said.

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