In public, both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the board in Tokyo insist the Games will go ahead this year.
More than 406,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the US - with 4,367 fatalities confirmed in the past 24 hours.
Environment Secretary George Eustice has warned the "danger has not passed" and more flooding could arrive next week.
A report warns that a lost Christmas season and continuing lockdowns are set to force thousands more businesses over the edge.
Nissan boss says Brexit is 'positive' - and claims new trade deal gives carmaker a 'competitive advantage'
The company says it is well positioned to capitalise on the Brexit deal and is set to create more jobs on Wearside.
Anyone who tests positive for COVID may get £500 - amid fears just one in four Britons fully self-isolate
Currently only people on low incomes or means-tested benefits are eligible for the one-off payment.
A Tory MP says the money "could have gone into making programmes" - but the broadcaster says it has to deal with cases fairly.
Within hours of his presidency, Joe Biden outlined a plan to make combating COVID-19 his priority - with Dr Fauci at its helm.
In an interview with NBC News, the young poet laureate says she knew she had to reference the 6 January events in her poem.