Former New Jersey Governor and President Trump’s friend Chris Christie has spoken out after contracting coronavirus during a White House event. The politician was in the intensive care unit for seven days with his illness and called the virus “something to take very seriously.”

Source: Good Morning America/Youtube

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Christie was one of many White House connections to test positive for the virus around the same time as the President. A long-time ally of the President, Christie made a statement about his illness and warned other Americans about the virus. “I believed that when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that and I and many others underwent every day. I was wrong. I was wrong to not wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the President and the rest of the team,” Christie said in a statement.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, called the Amy Coney Barrett announcement “a super-spreader event.”

Christie also thanked doctors and doctors and “the manufacturers of Remdesivir and the Eli Lilly monoclonal anti-body cocktail for giving me access to their extraordinary treatments.”He urged everyone to wear a mask and protect themselves and others from the virus. “No one should be happy to get the virus and no one should be cavalier about being infected or infecting others,” Christie said. “It is something to take very seriously. The ramifications are wildly random and potentially deadly.”

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

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