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The coronavirus pandemic

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 World Socialist Web Site has continuously advocated for policies to eliminate the coronavirus in every country. We remain the only political tendency 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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Video: What must be done to end the pandemic

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.

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Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million

US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Evan Blake

New Year statement

2022: Year Three of the pandemic and the emerging global class struggle

The pandemic is both a catastrophe of historic dimensions and a monumental crime. Its impact is the result of decisions made by capitalist governments to deliberately prioritize profits over lives and adopt policies that have allowed the virus to spread wildly throughout the global population.

Joseph Kishore, David North

For a Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Statement of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board

Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic

Family of Detroit autoworker who died of COVID-19 demands answers

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.

Jerry White, James Brewer
October 24, 2021 webinar: How to end the pandemic

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.

Watch the event
Interviews with scientists

The WHO to convene emergency meeting on the global monkeypox epidemic

On Tuesday, Director-General Ghebreyesus affirmed that the rising case count of monkeypox infections across dozens of countries demands international attention. The WHO plans to convene an emergency meeting on June 23 with outside experts to review the growing epidemic and determine if a declaration for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is warranted.

Benjamin Mateus
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