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After Doubting Threat Of Virus, Florida Man Urges People To Take COVID-19 Precautions11:03
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The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is now more than 110,000, and public health experts say it's still critical to take precautions.

Florida rideshare driver Brian Hitchens doubted the severity of the virus early on, but then he and wife contracted the virus, and his wife remains on a respirator. Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Hitchens about his struggle with the illness and his regret about not taking it seriously earlier.

Brian Hitchens and his wife. (Courtesy)
Brian Hitchens and his wife. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on June 8, 2020.

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