Coronavirus: Fauci warns Senate of 'serious consequences' Media playback is unsupported on your device The top US infectious diseases doctor has warned senators that the coronavirus will spread further if the country opens up too soon. Dr Anthony Fauci said if federal guidelines to reopen were not followed, "little spikes" would become outbreaks. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocks Sen. John Kennedy’s accent after call to reopen US economy Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough used a portion of Thursday’s show to mock Sen. John Kennedy’s Southern accent and accuse the Louisiana Republican of “playing dumb on TV,” adding the senator was "dumb as dishwater." During the segment, Scarborough dismissed Kennedy’s way of speaking as “corn-pone, made-up,” claiming the 68-year-old Mississippi native, who has served in Louisiana public life for more than two decades, “actually talks like Sherlock Holmes when he’s behind closed doors in his house – and he has an eyepatch and a top hat and smokes a pipe.”
Coronavirus: Number dying hits 20-year high Image copyright Getty Images Deaths in England and Wales have risen sharply above what would be expected, hitting a 20-year high. The Office for National Statistics said there were 18,500 deaths in the week up to 10 April - around 10,000 more than is normal at this time of year. More than 6,200 were linked to coronavirus, a sixth of which were outside of hospital. But deaths from other causes also increased, suggesting the lockdown may be having an indirect impact on health. Nick Stripe, head of health analysis, said they were trying to understand what had been happening with this increase in non-coronavirus deaths.
Michael Flynn: Court rules in favour of ex-Trump aide Image copyright Getty Images A federal court has moved to dismiss charges against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of several Trump associates convicted of lying. Flynn, a former three-star US general, was the highest ranking official snared by the special counsel inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Coronavirus: Musk defies orders and reopens Tesla's California plant Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has reopened its only US electric car plant in California, despite local orders against manufacturing. On Monday, the company's chief executive Elon Musk tweeted that production had restarted and he would be "on the line with everyone else".
New York City nurse, 60, beaten, robbed of purse after surviving coronavirus Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A New York City nurse who recently recovered from the coronavirus was attacked on her way to work by a group of vicious youths who badly beat her and ran off with her purse, police sources and the victim told The Post. Martha Toscano had just gotten out of the 6 train station on her way to work at Bellevue Hospital Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. when about 15 thugs ran her down and pummeled her to the ground. “I thought they were going to kill me,” Toscano, 60, said in a phone call from her Queens studio Thursday. “They hit me on the head, on the face, I run and fell on the floor and they keep hitting me.”
What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and this pandemic is revealing that women have what it takes when the heat rises in our Houses of State. Many will say these are small countries, or islands, or other exceptions. But Germany is large and leading, and the UK is an island with very different outcomes. Coronavirus: New York imposes quarantine on eight US states Media playback is unsupported on your device New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have asked people travelling from states where Covid-19 cases are rising to go into self-isolation for 14 days. New Jersey's Phil Murphy said people in the three states had been "through hell and back" and did not want "another round" of virus infections. Some southern and western states have been reporting record numbers of cases.