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Chris Christie in the White House briefing room on Sept. 27, 2020. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) tweeted Saturday that he has checked himself into a hospital as a "precautionary measure" after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The big picture: Christie attended an indoor briefing by President Trump in the White House on Sept. 27, and helped the president prepare for Tuesday's debate. He also attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Rose Garden formal nomination on Sept. 29, which saw multiple politicians close to the White House test positive for COVID-19.

  • Christie's diagnosis follows a flurry of positive COVID-19 tests from White House officials, Republican congressmen and others close to the Trump administration, following Trump's positive test.

What he's saying: "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, Christie tweeted.

  • "I am thankful for our hardworking medical professionals and look forward to coming home soon," he added.

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Jan 8, 2021 - Health

Biden to release nearly all available COVID-19 vaccine doses to the public

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President-elect Joe Biden plans to release nearly all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Releasing nearly all doses would allow more people to get vaccinated with at least one dose. At the moment, the Trump administration is withholding half of U.S. vaccine production to ensure recipients receive their second dose, which is required by both the Moderna and Pfizer shots to ensure 95% efficacy.

Kaine, Collins' censure resolution seeks to bar Trump from holding office again

Sen. Tim Kaine (center) and Sen. Susan Collins (right). Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via Getty Images

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are forging ahead with a draft proposal to censure former President Trump, and are considering introducing the resolution on the Senate floor next week.

Why it matters: Senators are looking for a way to condemn Trump on the record as it becomes increasingly unlikely Democrats will obtain the 17 Republican votes needed to gain a conviction, Axios Alayna Treene writes. "I think it’s important for the Senate's leadership to understand that there are alternatives," Kaine told CNN on Wednesday.

Stark reminder for America's corporate leaders

Rosalind "Roz" Brewer is about to become only the second Black woman to permanently lead a Fortune 500 company. She starts as Walgreens CEO on March 15.

Why it matters: It's a stark reminder of how far corporate America's top decision-makers have to go during an unprecedented push by politicians, employees and even a stock exchange to diversify their top ranks.