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Testing flops and firms profit from the virus

Testing flops and firms profit from the virus The latest test and trace figures for England, released on Thursday, are another record of disaster.

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology Early in Britain’s Covid-19 crisis, when figures revealed that black people were dying at a disproportional rate, right wingers rushed to explain this as a biological trait. It was proof, they said, of inherent racial differences.

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery The government is suggesting a second Covid-19 wave is about to hit Britain—but they aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare properly for a new onslaught.

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders Government ministers have ‘paused’ a vital measure to protect the most vulnerable—without any evidence

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

Blame Tories not the poor for obesity and hunger

01 August 2020
The rolling out of new measures to tackle obesity shames poor people and will not tackle a crisis that the Tories made worse, says Sarah Bates

Why the right hate our parties

01 August 2020
Moral panic over ‘illegal raves’ is nothing new. Sarah Bates looks at how the state tries to police ordinary people come together—and says it’s our job to repetitively beat them back

Local lockdowns are a racist bid to shift second wave blame

31 July 2020
The Tories are trying to blame ordinary people and scapegoat Muslims for their failures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

30 July 2020
England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Millions in danger as Covid-19 sweeps through India's slums

30 July 2020
A new report reveals that Covid-19 is tightening its grip on India, and that millions of the world’s poorest people are in grave danger.

Health workers take to the streets to demand pay rise

29 July 2020
Health workers’ fury burst onto the streets of London on Wednesday as over 1,500 marched on Downing Street.

Florida teachers resist unsafe return to school

28 July 2020
The biggest teaching union in Florida has filed a lawsuit to challenge an order to reopen schools next month.

NHS workers in a pay revolt

28 July 2020
Health workers are in revolt over the Tory refusal to give a pay rise to hundreds of thousands of people who work in the NHS.

Woman died weighing 3 stone after DWP stopped her benefits

28 July 2020
A cancer patient has died weighing just three stone after the Department for Work and Pensions stopped her benefits.

Boris Johnson peddles obesity line to deflect blame for virus deaths

27 July 2020
The Tories are getting stuck into their latest tactic to divert blame from their own fatal failings.

Global spread of coronavirus is a warning of the threat from reckless Tory policies

25 July 2020
Coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, with underfunded and understaffed health services struggling to provide care. 

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’

25 July 2020
Workers facing poverty, unemployment and insecurity told Sadie Robinson why they feel they have been completely abandoned by their bosses and the government

Poor twice as likely to die from virus as business booms for the bosses

24 July 2020
Class and wealth shapes who lives and who dies from coronavirus.

Sturgeon might sound good, but the virus has been a disaster in Scotland

24 July 2020
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received glowing reviews for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis.

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