Amid the ongoing wave of mass death, governments worldwide are scrapping all remaining measures to contain or slow the spread of COVID-19, with the grotesque mantra that society must “learn to live with the virus.”
A letter signed by dozens of prominent scientists and sent to Germany’s federal government sharply criticized the political establishment’s failure to prevent mass infection and deaths.
The perspective set forth by McKinsey & Company, speaking on behalf of the corporate-financial oligarchy, is that the coronavirus pandemic should be allowed to become “endemic.”
The two-day summit consisted of 22 different sessions on the pandemic, including on airborne transmission, inequities in global vaccine distribution, the effects of Long COVID and the development of new variants of SARS-CoV-2.
On October 24, the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees featuring leading scientists and epidemiologists from throughout the world to explain the case for the global elimination of the virus that causes COVID-19.
In its latest update, the American Academy of Pediatrics noted that more than 122,000 US children were infected with SARS-CoV-2 over the past week, a 22 percent rise from two weeks ago.
Teachers and parents respond powerfully to Committee for Public Education public meeting in Australia
The engaged reaction of participants highlighted the deep political gulf between teachers, students and parents, and the murderous official “live with the virus” agenda that has bipartisan and union support.
“It’s like they’re using our kids as guinea pigs”
A nine-year-old child in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized last week when COVID-19 spread rapidly through Black Elk elementary school in the Millard Public School district.
“My life means nothing to the powers that be. My students’ lives mean nothing.”
A Brooklyn, New York, middle school teacher and member of the New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety wrote the following letter to the World Socialist Web Site about conditions in city schools and the fight to eliminate COVID-19.
In this video interview, UK parent Lisa Diaz speaks with World Socialist Web Site education writer Evan Blake about the October 1 UK school strike and the need to eradicate COVID-19 globally.
The call issued by Diaz for parents in Britain to keep their children home in a one-day strike, as a protest against the irresponsible reopening of schools that has placed young peoples’ lives at risk, evoked deep-felt support from the working class.
Part one of a two-part interview with the World Socialist Web Site
Leading Brazilian neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis denounces school reopenings, advocating global strategy to eradicate COVID-19
“When you talk about schools reopening with teachers who are not yet vaccinated, with children who are not even close to getting the first dose, it is the Colosseum method all over again. You throw them in the Colosseum and see who the lions eat and who they miss.”
The WSWS spoke with a leading epidemiologist on the pandemic and its impact on children.
As child cases soar, Brazilian scientist warns of “creating a generation” with long-term COVID effects
A recent study led by Lucas Ferrante, a prominent Brazilian scientist opposing Bolsonaro’s herd immunity policy, shows that reopening schools in Manaus led to the Gamma variant, responsible for two thirds of the country’s deaths.
In this ten minute video clip, Dr. Malgorzata Gasperowicz explains why stopping a virus as contagious as the Delta variant requires not only vaccines and masks, but also public health measures like the temporary closure of schools and non-essential workplaces.
Dr. Gasperowicz is a developmental biologist and a researcher at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She earned her Master’s at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology in Gdansk, Poland and a Ph.D.in biology at Albert Ludvig University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Gasperowicz is a co-founder of ZeroCOVIDCanada, a member of COVIDisAirborne, and a member of the World Health Network (WHN).
Educators and parents have responded with immense opposition to the appointment of Dr. Joseph Ladapo as the state’s surgeon general and his far-right denunciations of all measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Susan Bates, who founded the Teachers Advocacy Group on Facebook in 2016, is opposing the Ardern government’s decision to reopen the sector in Auckland, with COVID-19 cases being recorded every day.
Health workers cannot win their demands by pressuring capitalist regimes, which is why they need to take the struggle for their rights into their own hands.
German Network of Action Committees for Safe Education: “The situation in primary schools is alarming”
Students, teachers and parents discuss building action committees to oppose the spread of infection in schools.
While barely reported by the US news media, COVID-19 outbreaks in manufacturing, construction sites and other workplaces are a major driving force for the surge of infections and deaths in the United States.
Since the WSWS reported the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the factory, workers report that at least another two workers have died.
Thousands more Australian truck drivers to strike as COVID-19 pandemic accelerates health and safety crisis
Following the 24-hour Toll strike last month, workers at the other major transport companies are beginning to enter into struggle against declining conditions as freight demand intensifies.
Tennessee and Kentucky, where Dana has eight plants, have been suffering horrific surges of COVID-19 fueled by the Delta variant in recent weeks.
Amid all the talk in the media that it is impossible to eliminate COVID-19, the experience in China demonstrates the opposite. Elimination is possible, but only if carried out on a co-ordinated international basis.
While the US is not at this point resorting to military force, the media campaign to demand an end to China’s COVID-19 public health restrictions does recall the barbaric methods employed by imperialism in the 19th Century.
In a letter to the National Institutes of Health made public Thursday, zoologist Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance refuted claims that his organization failed to keep the US government appraised of coronavirus research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The Washington Post hopes that scapegoating scientists for the COVID-19 pandemic will turn attention away from the US government’s criminal “herd immunity” policies that have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.
UK COVID cases pass 10 million: Health Secretary Javid warns of Omicron variant impact while rejecting containment measures
Information available to date about the new variant is chilling. South Africa’s surge has seen cases double in just two weeks, with fears the new variant accounts for most of them.
Justin Trudeau and his Liberals inaugurate third term in office—austerity and mass infection at home, militarism and war abroad
As a new, winter wave of infections and death gathers pace, Trudeau’s Liberal government is eliminating pandemic relief for workers and abetting the provinces in scrapping virtually all remaining anti-COVID-19 measures.
COVID-19 live updates: Biden proposes no new pandemic restrictions, urges vaccination in response to Omicron variant
Scientists have detected a new variant of COVID-19, called B.1.1.529 (or Omicron), which appears to have originated in South Africa but has already been detected in several other countries.
The “traffic light coalition” has declared war on the working population before it even takes power.