Continued prayers are going out to the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, who both tested positive for COVID-19.

Physicians were “carefully monitoring their condition” because of their ages, with the reverend being 79, and his wife being 77 years old.

It should be noted that Reverend Jackson received his first dose of the COVID vaccine in January during a publicized event as he urged others to get vaccinated. His diagnosis falls under the realm of yet another breakthrough case, in which fully vaccinated people still get infected.

Jackson, our beloved civil rights leader, has Parkinson’s disease, but has stayed active and continued to travel, even during the pandemic. He was also hospitalized earlier this year for an unrelated gallbladder surgery.

Family members say Jackson and his wife are resting comfortably and are responding positively to their treatments.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the reverend, his wife and their entire family as we all pray for a full and speedy recovery.