Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results, but vowed to stay in the race to try to force his policies on to the former vice-president’s agenda.
Despite an emphatic defeat in the key state of Michigan on Tuesday Mr Sanders, 78, refused to yield to calls from Democratic party grandees to give Mr Biden a clear run and unify the fight against President Trump.
Speaking hours after world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Trump repeatedly defended his own actions and vowed the nation would prevail in countering the virus and getting treatment on the market.
The ban will apply to travelers who have visited 26 countries in the EU’s Schengen border-free area in the last 14 days but not travelers from the UK or Ireland, or to US citizens, American permanent residents and their immediate family members.
“It’s up to all of us to make the web work for everyone,” the letter states. “That requires the attention of all those who shape technology, from CEOs and engineers to academics and public officials.”
Berners-Lee highlights three areas that need “urgent” attention. First is the digital divide that keeps more than half of the world’s women offline, largely because it is too expensive, or they do not have access to the equipment or skills to use it.
“We are considering banning major public events like sporting fixtures,” he said.
“The scientific advice is this has little effect on the spread – but it does place a burden on other public services.”
According to the recommendations, “it may become necessary to establish an age limit for access to intensive care”.
The guidelines state: “What might be a relatively short treatment course in healthier people could be longer and more resource-consuming in the case of older or more fragile patients.”