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Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:37 PM Oct 2020

Why is Chris Christie in the hospital "as a precautionary move?"

Isn't he taking a be from someone who is suffering from really bad symptoms? Has he shown any symptoms or is this just another move by the privileged few who can afford it?

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Why is Chris Christie in the hospital "as a precautionary move?" (Original Post) Boogiemack Oct 2020 OP
DU rules preclude me from answering wittily. PCIntern Oct 2020 #1
He has asthma. SharonClark Oct 2020 #2
and morbid obesity DesertRat Oct 2020 #19
Because if he goes down the paramedics getting him in an ambulance might be hard to do. Autumn Oct 2020 #3
He does have asthma, although how severe it is, I do not know. niyad Oct 2020 #4
If that is true was he unmasked at the Rose Garden? And was he masked during the debate prep? Boogiemack Oct 2020 #7
I have no idea. niyad Oct 2020 #10
He admitted to no masks at debate prep with Trump and Ghouliani yankeepants Oct 2020 #11
Yes to the rose garden event - no mask lunasun Oct 2020 #17
Because he's a stupid bastard CentralMass Oct 2020 #25
He's getting the same treatment is Trump the privileged Tribetime Oct 2020 #5
co morbidities Grasswire2 Oct 2020 #6
Is he in the hospital? bamagal62 Oct 2020 #8
Yes DesertRat Oct 2020 #22
Good question - he is a private citizen exboyfil Oct 2020 #9
Most likely he isn't occupying a bed that someone else might need. TexasTowelie Oct 2020 #12
Christie WAS at the ACB announcement at the Rose Garden last week as well. ProudMNDemocrat Oct 2020 #13
His weight is probably about 20 stone. Klaralven Oct 2020 #14
Because he's a privileged white man. cwydro Oct 2020 #15
This! And probably just like dotard chicken shit scared Thekaspervote Oct 2020 #16
Oh, no doubt. cwydro Oct 2020 #20
Seems odd to me... russiamommy Oct 2020 #18
Some great twitter replies OnDoutside Oct 2020 #21
Christie has to be considered high-risk. Jim__ Oct 2020 #23
If he has COVID and asthma on top of being morbidly obese.. Laffy Kat Oct 2020 #24
His waistline rivals the equator Tarc Oct 2020 #26
It helps 'rationalize' Trump being admitted to the hospital. keithbvadu2 Oct 2020 #27

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
22. Yes
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:59 PM
Oct 2020

No one "checks in" to a hospital, they're admitted.

Governor Christie
@GovChristie
In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure.


exboyfil

(17,862 posts)
9. Good question - he is a private citizen
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:41 PM
Oct 2020

I also wonder about his health insurance. They shouldn't be paying a dime. It should all come out of his pocket, until he meets the insurance criteria.

TexasTowelie

(111,991 posts)
12. Most likely he isn't occupying a bed that someone else might need.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:48 PM
Oct 2020

Most facilities are not filled to capacity.

I also don't know why someone would check into a hospital unless they were exhibiting symptoms of some nature. After spending 15 days in the hospital back in August, it is far easier to isolate than tolerate treatment in a hospital where he will awakened every night for blood draws. listen to the machines beeping, and be connected to an IV so that it makes it difficult to go to the bathroom.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
20. Oh, no doubt.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:57 PM
Oct 2020

Though I wish this virus on no one, I’m not losing sleep over their fear.

I was scared too.

russiamommy

(244 posts)
18. Seems odd to me...
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:56 PM
Oct 2020

I asked my husband the same thing. Who can just check themself into a hospital? Unless he doesn’t have to rely on insurance. Hell, when you have a baby they kick you out in 24 hours. I thought someone had to say you were sick enough to be admitted. Seems wired to me.

OnDoutside

(19,949 posts)
21. Some great twitter replies
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:57 PM
Oct 2020


Henry the Humanist
@antidominionist · 44m Replying to @GovChristie and @PalmerReport
Another good precautionary measure is wearing a mask.

Another good precautionary measure is social distancing.

Another good precautionary measure is not telling someone in a position of power to attack a person for wearing a mask, inspiring others to get sick.

Oh.

Oh.

Ohhh.



Jim__

(14,063 posts)
23. Christie has to be considered high-risk.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 07:09 PM
Oct 2020

Is he hospitalized in NJ? I don't think their hospitals are at capacity right now - i.e. I don't think he's taking a bed from someone else.

Laffy Kat

(16,373 posts)
24. If he has COVID and asthma on top of being morbidly obese..
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 07:13 PM
Oct 2020

That does not bode well for survival. He was a heart attack waiting to happen before the COVID.

keithbvadu2

(36,685 posts)
27. It helps 'rationalize' Trump being admitted to the hospital.
Sat Oct 3, 2020, 08:00 PM
Oct 2020

It helps 'rationalize' Trump being admitted to the hospital.

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