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December isn’t over yet and already it has been the deadliest month in the United States since the start of the pandemic. Over the Christmas holiday, Los Angeles County recorded 43,000 new cases and 186 deaths. Hospitals in other parts of Southern California are so overwhelmed, intensive care units have been set up outside to handle the overflow of patients. Just as we see a glimmer of hope with new vaccines rolling out, a new variant of COVID-19 has reared its ugly head. As RT America’s Alex Mihailovich explains, it’s quickly spreading around the globe.