The US recorded more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before – nearly 3,900 – on the day of the mob attack The Capitol exposed some of the same deep political divisions that are hindering the fight against the pandemic have

The virus is on the rise in nearly every state, with California particularly hard hit, with the skyrocketing deaths and infections threatening to force hospitals to ration and essentially decide who lives and who dies

“People gasp. People look like they’re drowning when they’re in bed right in front of us,” said Dr Jeffrey Chien, an emergency doctor at the Santa Clara Valley Regional Medical Center, urged people to do their part to slow the spread

“I ask everyone to help us because we are not on the front lines We are the last line”

Over 1Worldwide, 9 million people have died from the coronavirus, more than 360 in the US alone000

December was by far the deadliest month in the country to date, and health experts warn January could be even more terrifying due to family gatherings and travel over the holidays

A new, more contagious variant of the virus is taking hold around the world and in the US It also remains to be seen what effect the thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump who gathered in Washington this week, many of whom are maskless, will have on the spread the scourge will have

Trump has long downplayed the virus and the despised masks, and many of his ardent supporters have followed suit.He also raged against lockdowns and fought against protesters protesting restrictions in states like Michigan, where armed supporters were armed earlier this year marched into the statehouse

On Wednesday, the day a horde of protesters broke through the U.S. Capitol and disrupted efforts to confirm the election of Joe Biden, the U.S. recorded 3,865 virus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, the numbers may come after holidays and weekends can vary dramatically, and the number can be changed

On the same day, California reported the second highest number of daily coronavirus deaths at 459.The state also recorded more than a quarter of a million new weekly cases

Los Angeles County, the most populous country in the country with a population of 10 million, and nearly two dozen other counties are essentially running out of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

“This is a health crisis of epic proportions,” said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County director of public health

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