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'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor

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'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor

'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor

Dr. Joseph Varon is frustrated.

A surge in COVID-19 patients is straining his Houston, Texas hospital and yet, every day, he sees people on the street who are not wearing masks and not physically distancing.

Conway G.

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