News from the world – United States – Ex-NJ Gov Chris Christie was prescribed a drug Trump took to fight COVID-19, report says


Then New Jersey Gov Chris Christie (left) appears with President Donald Trump at the White House in 2017AP

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 for nearly a week, told CNN doctors prescribed him remdesivir, an antiviral drug President Donald Trump then took that he was recently hospitalized for the coronavirus

It is not known when Christie informed the press network of the prescription, but the network’s report on Friday night contains one of the few known details of his condition or treatment since entering Morristown Medical Center on Saturday latest after becoming another person in Trump’s inner circle to test positive for the virus

The 58-year-old former presidential candidate was hospitalized on Friday, day seven and appears to have the most serious case among Trump’s aides and allies who contracted the disease, CNN said Others are recovering at the home or awaiting test results, CNN reported

Christie hasn’t tweeted since his admission was announced in October 3 Neither he, his family, nor his friends have made a public statement about how he’s doing

A source familiar with the situation told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday that Christie was in a good mood, received good care and was not on a ventilator Several sources said there was no change on this Friday afternoon

Remdesivir gained attention earlier this year amid the pandemic Doctors say it has been helpful to treat more severe cases of COVID-19

The federal government sent the drug to many hard-hit states in May, including 4,400 vials in New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the drug could improve patients’ recovery time by 15 to 11 days

Christie’s stay in Morristown is longer than the average COVID-19 hospital stay Five days is the median length of hospital stays for coronavirus patients outside of China, according to an analysis of 52 studies published on last month in BMC Medicine

But Adam Jarrett, chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, told NJ Advance Media that a seven to nine day hospitalization « doesn’t surprise me at all with this disease. »

Christie announced on Saturday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus – a day after Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they had tested positive Since then, more than a dozen assistants and officials in Trump’s orbit have also tested positive

Christie – who struggles with her weight and has a long history of asthma – tweeted last Saturday night that despite « feeling good » and having only « mild symptoms », he ‘is presented to the hospital on Saturday as a precaution Due to his conditions, the Mendham resident is at higher risk of developing complications from the virus

Morristown Medical Center is not only its local hospital, but also one of the top-rated health care facilities in the state and the country

In the week before her positive test, Christie spent four days helping Trump prepare for the first presidential debate, often in a room with five or six people where no one was wearing a Christie – a friend and ally of longtime Trump and fellow Republican – also attended the now infamous Rose Garden ceremony where Trump appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S short Supreme

At least 20 other people at the Rose Garden event on September 28 have since tested positive, including Kellyanne Conway, a New Jersey native, former adviser to the president, and Bill Stepien, Trump campaign manager Masks and social distancing were largely ignored at the ceremony, now fears it is a very widespread event

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World News – US – Ex-NJ Gov Chris Christie was prescribed a drug that Trump took for fight COVID-19, report says


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