Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday urged Americans to wear masks to fight the coronavirus that put him in intensive care for seven days, and warned the virus is “something to take very seriously.”
Christie was one of a number of people with ties to the White House who tested positive for the coronavirus at around the same time as President Donald Trump.
“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 obtained by NBC News.
The government’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, last week called the Rose Garden event, where few attendees wore masks, a “superspreader event.”
The longtime Trump ally said he’s now recovered from his illness and appeared to distance himself from the president, who said he felt better that he’s felt in decades after getting treated for the virus.
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