Jesse Jackson released from rehab hospital
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released from a Chicago rehabilitation hospital on Wednesday after receiving treatment for Parkinson's disease following a breakthrough COVID-19 case, per CBS News.
The big picture: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab had treated the civil rights leader for occupational and physical therapy after Jackson was transferred on Aug. 27 following a week in a hospital with COVID-19. Both he and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, were hospitalized with the virus in August.
- Jacqueline Jackson was discharged earlier this month, according to Jackson's nonprofit the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
- The two-time presidential candidate was vaccinated against the coronavirus in January. Jacqueline Jackson was not vaccinated, but has been advocating for others to get inoculated since her release from the hospital.