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Chris Christie launched from hospital after remedy for coronavirus

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Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey, middle, speaks with attendees following the announcement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for affiliate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court throughout a ceremony within the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was launched from Morristown Medical Center on Saturday after testing optimistic for the coronavirus one week in the past.

“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,” Christie wrote in a tweet. “Thanks to my family & friends for their prayers. I will have more to say about all of this next week.”

Christie was hospitalized for per week battling the virus. When Christie first checked into the hospital, he stated it was an necessary precautionary measure due to his historical past of bronchial asthma.

Doctors gave Christie the anti-viral drug remdesivir, according to CNN, the identical remedy that President Donald Trump was offered when hospitalized with Covid-19 on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Christie is amongst a number of senior Republicans near Trump who’ve contracted the virus.

Before Trump introduced he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus, Christie helped the president put together for the presidential debate towards Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Christie had additionally attended Trump’s Supreme Court nomination announcement on the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26.


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