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Tampa Mayor and Emergency Room Doctor Sound Warning on Surging COVID

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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor today released video of a sobering conversation with Dr. Jason Wilson, a Tampa General emergency room doctor, hoping to encourage more people to get vaccinated amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Wilson said COVID hospitalizations have quadrupled in the past two weeks, with the average age patients in their 40s.

"If you don't have a vaccine, you're going to get COVID," Dr. Wilson said.

Watch the interview on Mayor Castor's Facebook page: facebook.com/JaneCastorFL

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