As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the world, scientists are warning of the emergence of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a world historic tragedy which has killed an estimated over 20 million people and debilitated hundreds of millions worldwide. Since the start of the pandemic, the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), which publishes the World Socialist Web Site, has continuously advocated for policies to eliminate the coronavirus in every country. We remain the only political party in the world that has fought for this strategy and for a vast expansion of public health globally.
We have interviewed and collaborated with many leading scientists and anti-COVID activists, and hosted a major webinar, “How to end the pandemic” on October 24, 2021, which is linked below. We have also assisted workers in building rank-and-file committees independent of the pro-capitalist unions and political parties which are responsible for the pandemic policies that have been implemented.
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This video describes the current surge of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, reviews the immense societal impacts of Long COVID and outlines a strategy of what must be done to end the pandemic. It has subtitles in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Tamil, Sinhala, Russian, Polish and Italian.
With virtually no public awareness, reporting in the corporate media or communication from government officials, a surge of COVID-19 infections, reinfections and hospitalizations is well underway across the United States, as well as Italy, Japan, Britain, Spain and other countries.
This is the report delivered by Evan Blake, Coordinator of the WSWS Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic, to the 2023 International May Day Online Rally held on April 30.
The near-universal masking and support for COVID-19 mitigation measures verifies the analysis of the WSWS that when educated and provided with a political perspective, workers and youth will choose to protect themselves and others.
This Inquest is necessary to break through the cover-up, falsifications and misinformation that have been deployed to justify policies responsible for the avoidable deaths of millions since the initial detection of SARS-CoV-2.
In this interview, Tynisa Williams, former teacher in Montgomery, Alabama, describes the experience of being forced to teach in-person in the fall of 2020 and winter of 2021. She and her coworkers waged a courageous struggle to stop the deadly return to in-person learning that cost the lives of eight educators in the district.
Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this video testimony, Catherine Pace’s family describes the working conditions which led to her death and the deaths of countless other autoworkers during the still-raging pandemic.
“I felt like I was in quicksand… at times it seemed like it was never-ending”
In this interview for the Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic, flight attendant Tim Yoder shares his experiences in early 2020. Tim caught COVID-19 in mid-March 2020 after being told he was an “essential worker” and had to continue flying despite feeling ill when multiple coworkers had already tested positive for COVID-19.
Six months after the lifting of Zero-COVID
Amid this deepening crisis, Chinese public health officials have sought to allay fears by recycling the same propaganda and lies first promoted by the Western imperialist powers.
Accomplices to social murder
The pseudo-left’s hostility to public health and support for imperialism found sharp expression in their universal demand—echoing that of the Western corporate media and political establishment—that China abandon its Zero-COVID strategy.
Health based analytics estimates that COVID deaths in China have reached 1.3 million fatalities.
Xi echoed the empty platitudes of US President Joe Biden and capitalist politicians responsible for the devastation wrought globally by this preventable disease.
On October 24, 2021, the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees hosted this webinar featuring leading scientists and epidemiologists from throughout the world to explain the case for the global elimination of the coronavirus.
"The idea that the pandemic is over... The virus hasn’t gotten that memo."
The CEO of Fractal Therapeutics discusses the false construct of “hybrid immunity” and the growing danger of new variants as SARS-CoV-2 is allowed to infect the world’s population without any mitigation.
The history and science behind airborne infections and the use of ultraviolet irradiation for disinfecting indoor air
Dr. Nardell, of Harvard University, is a preeminent researcher and practitioner in the field of airborne infections and the use of UV radiation to fight them.
“This was a historic moment in the annals of medicine... when patients came to the fore and alerted all of us scientists that something here is wrong and needs to be investigated and researched and gave the entity its name.”
“Elimination approaches have led to a massive increase in life expectancy, economic growth, and quality of life in many countries for decades”
In this interview, Dr. Perego describes the patient-led efforts to study and educate others on Long COVID, the criminal policies implemented by numerous world governments, and the significance of historical struggles to eliminate and eradicate infectious diseases.
2023 will be characterized by mass opposition of teachers and school workers to intolerable working conditions and mass infection. Teachers and school workers must learn from the experiences of the past three years, having been betrayed by the trade union bureaucracies in the interest of the capitalist state, and form independent rank-and-file committees to carry forward their fight!
The pandemic is not over! Build a movement of educators, parents and students for COVID-19 elimination!
Opposition to herd immunity and support for basic protective measures remains strong among broad sections of working people. These widespread sentiments must be directed towards the mobilization of the working class to fight for a global strategy to eliminate COVID-19.
The agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. It can only be described as a sellout of the struggle that thousands have been waging since the beginning of March for improvements in the working conditions in the social work and education professions.
Rank-and-file committees of educators, parents and students met across the US last weekend to adopt a resolution opposing the drive to World War III and calling for a mass movement of the working class to stop the pandemic.
Since the beginning of June 2023, China has experienced a significant outbreak of mpox, joining ranks with the rest of the world in the ongoing but rarely reported on mpox pandemic.
The failure to eradicate polio: Capitalism cannot protect the world’s population from a growing number of epidemic diseases
A wastewater sample recently taken from a collection system that overlaps portions of the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City has tested positive for the poliomyelitis virus is the latest evidence of the resurgent spread of this deadly disease.
Los Angeles County health officials reported last week that a man infected with monkeypox had passed away. An investigation is underway to determine the virus’ contribution to his death.
On Friday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency over polio. Wastewater data indicates the silent transmission of the virus, raising concerns because of low polio vaccination rates among children in certain regions.