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Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic

06 July 2020
Some 35,000 more people could die of cancer because of delays to diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces 

06 July 2020
Workers are being forced to keep quiet about dangerous conditions, writes Charlie Kimber

Global Covid-19 cases rise sharply after states lift lockdowns

06 July 2020
More than 11 million people across the globe have now been infected by Covid-19.

‘Diversity’ firm used virus to sack staff before lockdown

06 July 2020
As the reality of mass job cuts hits ever more people, a consultancy that trains companies and institutions about ­equality, diversity and inclusion is treating some of its staff like dirt.

Leicester—how a city at risk has been failed by the Tories

04 July 2020
The Midlands city of Leicester is the first in England to have a local lockdown in response to an upsurge in coronavirus cases. But while mainstream commentators have encouraged racist explanations, it’s the Tories who have put people at risk

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

03 July 2020
Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Workplaces the centre of coronavirus spread—they must be shut down

02 July 2020
Suspected outbreaks of Covid-19 in workplaces in England almost doubled in the past week

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse

01 July 2020
Over a million and a half more people in Britain live in deep poverty today compared to 20 years ago

Doctors protest at Downing Street to demand a strategy to wipe out Covid-19

30 June 2020
Doctors protested outside Downing Street on Tuesday to “highlight the risks of indoor spread”.

Drug firms will cash in

30 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis is a profit-laden paradise for some pharmaceutical firms.

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry

30 June 2020
As coronavirus spreads through slaughterhouses in the US and Europe, Simon Basketter looks at how the drive for profit is to blame

A ‘nasty rebound’ of virus is on horizon as Tories ease lockdown

30 June 2020
The Tory plan to reopen businesses across England comes as Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds every week, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US

29 June 2020
The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

A warning from the world—it’s dangerous to open up

29 June 2020
More than half a million people across the world are now known to have died from coronavirus

Richard Horton: the system has failed

26 June 2020
Richard Horton, the longstanding editor of the medical journal The Lancet, is scathing about the establishment’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He told Socialist Worker why.

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 June 2020
The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Divides between rich and poor have grown due to pandemic says report

25 June 2020
Hardly noticed by most of the media, a new official report has revealed some of the deep inequalities in British society.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

24 June 2020
New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Virus outbreak after workers’ walkout warning was ignored

23 June 2020
A major outbreak of coronavirus has been confirmed at a food processing plant where workers had walked out unofficially over safety fears.

Fightback can ground major attacks at Heathrow airport

23 June 2020
Important disputes are on at Heathrow Airport Limited, Menzies, and Heathrow Express

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