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Bus driver who vented in video about coughing passenger dies from coronavirus days after

Posted On: Apr 4, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

DETROIT - Bus driver Jason Hargrove spoke to the people of Detroit on video March 21, trying to get them to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.
He was upset that a woman had taken no measures to cover her coughing when she was on his bus.
“For us to get through this and get over this, y'all need to take this seriously,” he said with an expletive thrown in.... There's folks dying out here.”
Four days later Hargrove, 50, got sick. He died Wednesday night.
It isn't clear how he got COVID-19.
But bus drivers in Detroit were so angry about passengers who were coughing and sneezing they had walked out March 17. After that they started getting gloves supplied to them and they wear masks when they can get them, according to Glenn Tolbert, president of the bus drivers' union.
He said the fleet was cleaned and sanitized following the walkout, but he wonders whether that was enough.
“We see more sick people than any doctor,” Tolbert told CNN's Anderson Cooper. “We are the first responders before the first...

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