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Vaccine hesitancy a result of racism 

Vaccine hesitancy a result of racism  Who’s to blame if black people refuse the jab?

Turn anger over NHS pay into effective action

Turn anger over NHS pay into effective action It’s urgent that the heath unions step up campaigning to win a pay rise for all NHS workers.

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus Monday marked one year since the first Covid-19 death in Wuhan, China.

Israel keeps coronavirus vaccine from people in Palestine

Israel keeps coronavirus vaccine from people in Palestine The latest outrage shows that the so-called ‘two-state solution’ is a sham, says Nick Clark

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

Nationalise private healthcare to protect NHS

11 January 2021
While the NHS lurches deeper into crisis, private health care for the rich is cashing in.

Coronavirus rips through dangerously overcrowded hospitals 

09 January 2021
Death has become a regular experience for Emily and her colleagues at Homerton Hospital in east London.

The Tories, not the new coronavirus strain, have created the crisis in the NHS

30 December 2020
The NHS stands on the brink of a catastrophic breakdown.

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain

30 December 2020
Overcrowded housing has increased the spread of Covid-19 among poorer people and black people in England according to research by the Health Foundation.

Tories keep repeating fatal virus blunders

14 December 2020
The Tories put profits before people at every stage of the pandemic—and ordinary people have paid the price, says Sarah Bates

Patients forced to wait more than a year for treatment described as a ‘national crisis’

11 December 2020
Tens of thousands of patients have been forced to wait for more than a year to start hospital treatment in England, according to new figures.

More restrictions imposed as Covid-19 deaths globally pass 1.5 million

03 December 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has reached a grisly milestone—1.5 million deaths worldwide.

High Court decision over puberty blockers will put trans young people at risk

03 December 2020
The High Court of Justice has just made a shocking and disastrous decision that reflects the poisonous atmosphere generated against trans people in recent times. It has reportedly left many young trans people distraught.

We Are With You dispute sees struggle win gains

01 December 2020
Rehab workers at We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh have forced bosses to cough up cash after a long-running dispute.

Handling of virus will mean millions more in poverty

30 November 2020
The economic crisis, exacerbated by the Tories’ mishandling of the pandemic, has plunged people into poverty.

The drug lords’ pandemic profit

21 November 2020
How did public funds meant to help us find a vaccine for coronavirus end up in the pockets of some of the richest corporations on the planet? And, why will billions of people still be without hope even when a vaccine emerges?

How government cronies were gifted a fast track to PPE profits

19 November 2020
An official investigation has found that firms with political connections were ten times more likely to win contracts.

Tories’ virus failures cost lives for profit

17 November 2020
It’s been a year since what is believed to have been the first coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, on 17 November 2019. Now there are finally real hopes for a vaccine.

Tories cannot be trusted with Covid-19 vaccines

16 November 2020
The government’s repeated Covid-19 failures ¬undermine efforts to contain it—and mean we should not trust the Tories with the hopes for a new vaccine.

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