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.
The Omicron variant has shattered the lie that the pandemic can be ended without a globally-coordinated strategy aimed at the elimination and eradication of Sars-CoV-2.
In his statement Monday, the US president delivered a message to the financial markets that nothing will stand in the way of boosting the profits and wealth of the super-rich.
The emergence of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is a devastating exposure of the herd immunity policy implemented by capitalist governments, which oppose lockdowns and other critical public health measures necessary to stop the spread of the disease.
On October 24, the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees featuring leading scientists and epidemiologists from throughout the world to explain the case for the global elimination of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics on child COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the US presents further damning evidence of the impacts of the full reopening of schools this fall.
The Rajapakse government rushed to reopen schools not out of concern for the education of children but to defend capitalist profits.
Although the number of official coronavirus deaths in Germany has exceeded 100,000, the infection figures are escalating and a new, dangerous variant (Omicron) of the virus is spreading, all the bourgeois parties refuse to take the necessary protective measures.
Educators and parents in Washington state demand urgent action to halt a massive surge of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths predicted for the winter months ahead.
In this video interview, UK parent Lisa Diaz speaks with World Socialist Web Site education writer Evan Blake about the October 1 UK school strike and the need to eradicate COVID-19 globally.
The call issued by Diaz for parents in Britain to keep their children home in a one-day strike, as a protest against the irresponsible reopening of schools that has placed young peoples’ lives at risk, evoked deep-felt support from the working class.
In a sweeping report, Smit reviews US masking policies during the pandemic and makes clear which types of masks can prevent airborne transmission.
Part one of a two-part interview with the World Socialist Web Site
Leading Brazilian neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis denounces school reopenings, advocating global strategy to eradicate COVID-19
“When you talk about schools reopening with teachers who are not yet vaccinated, with children who are not even close to getting the first dose, it is the Colosseum method all over again. You throw them in the Colosseum and see who the lions eat and who they miss.”
The WSWS spoke with a leading epidemiologist on the pandemic and its impact on children.
In this ten minute video clip, Dr. Malgorzata Gasperowicz explains why stopping a virus as contagious as the Delta variant requires not only vaccines and masks, but also public health measures like the temporary closure of schools and non-essential workplaces.
Dr. Gasperowicz is a developmental biologist and a researcher at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She earned her Master’s at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology in Gdansk, Poland and a Ph.D.in biology at Albert Ludvig University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Gasperowicz is a co-founder of ZeroCOVIDCanada, a member of COVIDisAirborne, and a member of the World Health Network (WHN).
Opposition to school reopenings is a significant element in the wider hostility toward the political establishment and its callous indifference to the lives and well-being of working people that Australia’s new electoral laws are designed to silence.
“They are trying to force us to live with the virus”
Autoworkers spoke to the WSWS about the threat posed by the rise in cases, even as the discovery of the Omicron variant underscores the impossibility of “living with the virus.”
“They are putting our children in a big petri dish and seeing what happens”
Two Seattle parents describe their legal and political nightmare battling to keep their seven-year-old daughter safe from COVID-19 and at home with remote instruction.
“You’re stressing out people to the point where it’s not safe”
Danielle, a nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor recently discussed staffing shortages, working conditions and the impact of the profit motive on health care with the WSWS.
Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.
If a UAW official contracted the virus outside of working in a plant, what of the Deere workers who are now returning to the factories, working side by side, as the pandemic continues to rage?
Amazon seeks to entice workers to risk their lives in their warehouses as the holiday season approaches, typically the busiest time of year.
COVID-19 infections continue to increase at Mack Trucks in Pennsylvania, as the UAW and company keep workers on the job.
The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US “herd immunity” policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country’s health system.
A minor incident in China involving the death of a pet, while no doubt distressing to its owner, has been inflated for political purposes out of all proportion in the American and international media.
The commission advocated by the Washington Post will be aimed at shielding the government and corporate officials responsible for the deaths of more than one million Americans, while scapegoating China for the pandemic.
Report to meeting on Australia's anti-democratic electoral laws
Amid all the talk in the media that it is impossible to eliminate COVID-19, the experience in China demonstrates the opposite. Elimination is possible, but only if carried out on a co-ordinated international basis.
Despite the deepening wave of infections, hospitalizations and deaths among children, which Omicron threatens to intensify, the entire political establishment, corporate media and the teachers unions insist that schools must stay open.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared: “We will not be pursuing an Omicron zero here… It might already be here.”
Although at least 177 transit workers have died of COVID-19, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is prioritizing an increase in ridership.
The Ardern government has lifted Auckland’s lockdown, despite the presence of 6,000 cases of COVID-19 and the threat posed by the more infectious Omicron variant internationally.