Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being kept under close watch by doctors as he enters his second week in the hospital battling the coronavirus, making his case the most serious among senior Republicans in contact with President Donald Trump while he may have been carrying the virus.
Most senior Republicans in Trump’s circle either are convalescing at home or still waiting to find out if they have been infected. Christie told CNN that doctors prescribed the anti-viral treatment remdesivir, the same drug the President authorized for emergency use and then took personally while hospitalized.
Meanwhile, others who were around Trump over the past two weeks are now scrambling to figure out if they will be the latest to get sick with the virus. At the same time, they’re working — with varying degrees of caution — to propagate Trump’s political message without spreading his illness along with it.
UPDATE: Christie was just released.
I am happy to let you know that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the last week. Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 10, 2020