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ABC News 12 Jan 2021

Post-holiday COVID-19 surge worsens, 2.3 million children have had the virus


Across the country, hospitals are overwhelmed with new cases of COVID-19. Health care workers fear that Alabama's national championship celebration may have been a superspreader event.

The CDC will start requiring travelers from the U.K. test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their flight to the U.S. This comes as hospitals and health officials fear a massive post-holiday surge on top of already spiking cases. Dr. Bob Lahita, professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine St. Joseph University Hospital, joined CBSN to discuss the latest on the pandemic in the U.S.
A new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Canada and intensive care units in the U.S. are filling up quickly as case numbers surge.

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The TSA said Sunday's more than 1.2 million travelers was the most recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic began. December has already been the deadliest month on record.
Multiple studies around the globe have revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased depression and anxiety in children.
Social isolation and disruption of daily life have also triggered the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children suffering from the disease.
The International OCD Foundation says 2-4 percent of all children will develop OCD before they reach adulthood, which means millions of families around the world are struggling.

Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Miami Beach, US.

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