urrent COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. have surpassed 100,000. The number of people in hospital blew past the previous record level of 60,000 in early November, and has been rising ever since.

Speaking to Newsweek, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned: "January is going to be terrible," with the outbreak expected to reach its worst level yet.

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The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the White House COVID-19 task force explained: "I think January is going to be terrible because you're going to have the Thanksgiving surge super-imposed upon the Christmas surge. So it's entirely conceivable that January could be the worst."

"At least two to 2.5 weeks, maybe even three, between two and three weeks from when the travel [for Thanksgiving] started, that's when you're going to see the peaks," Fauci noted. Read more at Newsweek