Christie: Open Now, Accept The Deaths That Will Come

The New Jersey Advance reports:

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that “there are going to be deaths no matter what,” called for leaders to allow people to get back to work before we “destroy American way of life” by shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on The Daily DC Podcast hosted by CNN’s Dana Bash on Monday, Christie said, “What we are doing now I just don’t think can be sustained as a country.” The former Republican governor, who ran for president in 2016, said that people claiming we have to make a choice between money and lives is a “false choice.”

“We have to start letting people get back to work. I can see in my own state the economic devastation is equally sad,” he said, adding that the medical community might keep us “locked in our houses for another year” until there is a vaccine.