Repenting for not following the recommendations of health authorities by wearing a mask during his presidential meetings, Chris Christie, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, appeared gravely ill with the coronavirus. An adviser to US President Donald Trump said in a statement Thursday that he was wrong not to wear a mask in the White House after being hospitalized for seven days in an intensive care unit (ICU) in order to defeat COVID -19.
Christie was a member of the team that prepared Trump for the first debates with his Democratic rival Joe Biden and one of many in the mogul’s inner circle who was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 at the time of challenge and the White House occupant himself . The former governor assured that he was now recovered but he stressed that he should have followed the recommendations of the health authorities and wear a mask.
“I thought when I walked into the White House I was entering a safe area because of the tests that I and many others undergo every day. I was wrong, ”says Christie. “I made the mistake of not wearing a mask when presenting (the nomination) of Amy Connie Barrett” for the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court and “during the many preparatory meetings with the president and the rest of the team “to debate…continues.
Christie, 58, said in a statement he hoped his experience would help persuade Americans and the rest of the world to follow recommendations from health authorities, especially to wear masks in public, “no matter where they are.” The coronavirus epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 217,000 Americans out of a total of more than 8 million people infected.