A month after being hospitalized for COVID on August 21 and subsequently treated at a rehab facility for Parkinson’s, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, is back at home. The civil rights leader was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
“Thank God for leading the way to get me again to walk again on my own power, talking,” said Jackson, who along with his wife, had initially been admitted to a Chicago hospital after having tested positive for the coronavirus.
“The shot protected me from death,” Jackson stated.
Though Jackson had been vaccinated. His wife had not. She was released from the hospital earlier this month.
“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,” reported son Jonathan Jackson in a statement.
“We know it is a miracle that both of our parents are COVID-19 survivors, and we thank God for his healing. We also pray for the millions of people who have been infected with this virus and pray they too will also overcome. 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.”