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Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU

31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

31 March 2020
Action by workers has shown the type of ­resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Health workers die in lack of equipment ‘national scandal’

30 March 2020
Weeks after the government insisted the shortage of personal protective equipment was being resolved, doctors and nurses are getting ill, and some die because they still can’t get it

Ventilators deadly shortage threatens care

30 March 2020
Hospitals have started rationing ventilators for patients as the coronavirus death toll rises.

Strikes and repression spread across the African continent

30 March 2020
Workers have suffered repression and evictions to try and stop the spread of the virus, but there has also been fightback in the form of strikes.

The things they say

30 March 2020
‘I shook hands with everybody’

Government knew years ago that the NHS could not cope with virus

30 March 2020
The NHS failed a test of its ability to withstand a major pandemic more than three years ago but the results were not made public.

No hand sanitiser, no social distancing, no protection – workers speak out

25 March 2020
Tube workers in London are furious at being asked to risk their health by working in unsafe conditions as the coronavirus crisis grows.

Government cost-cutting in the NHS over a decade ago is putting lives at risk now

25 March 2020
Why is the NHS failing to get the right protective equipment to health workers coming face to face with the coronavirus?

Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly

23 March 2020
In Greece overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean sea have been put on lockdown.

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people

17 March 2020
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Rulers want to cure capitalism of virus

17 March 2020
We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.

Tories fail to take action we need on coronavirus

09 March 2020
As the number of coronavirus cases rises in Britain, Socialist Worker looks at what needs to be done to contain it

South Korean socialist says, ‘Our government protects profit, not people’

08 March 2020
The coronavirus has raised sharp political issues in South Korea, says Jang Ho-jong

Covid-19 - a virus that exposes the system’s failures

08 March 2020
The coronavirus, like all serious epidemics, reveals capitalism’s priorities and shows us why it cannot protect us. Socialist and scientist John Parrington talked to Socialist Worker about the current crisis

Spread of coronavirus reveals fatal flaws in global health care

02 March 2020
As the deadly disease spreads to new countries, Socialist Worker investigates why health care systems and pharmaceutical companies run for profit fail those most in need of help

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more

25 February 2020
Health workers in Wigan and Leigh were set to launch five days of strikes over pay on Thursday.

Panic measures and racism are no cure for coronavirus

11 February 2020
A mixture of apolocalyptic and racist headlines in Britain makes a rational response to the virus less likely

Drive for profit benefits the spread of disease

10 February 2020
Environmental changes mean more risk of viruses being passed from animals to humans says Yuri Prasad

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears

02 February 2020
 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

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