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 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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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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The hidden COVID-19 wave and the destruction of public health

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.

Evan Blake, Benjamin Mateus

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

“I felt like I was in quicksand… at times it seemed like it was never-ending”

Flight attendant shares his experience being intubated for 19 days with COVID-19

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.

Evan Blake
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.

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