The highly infectious and immune-resistant Omicron BA.5 subvariant is now dominant throughout much of the world and is fueling yet another wave of infections, hospitalizations, debilitation with Long COVID and deaths.
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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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.
In the face of this colossal global tragedy, the US and other major powers have abandoned any serious effort to fight the pandemic.
Contrary to the relentless propaganda from the political establishment and corporate media of nearly every country, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and will worsen in the coming weeks and months.
After Biden claims that “the pandemic is over” and “everybody seems to be in pretty good shape”
The myalgic encephalomyelitis action group demonstrated in front of the White House to demand Biden declare that condition and Long COVID a national emergency and to rebuke his declaration that the pandemic is over.
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.
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.
Testimony to the Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic
Daniella Modus-Cutter is a full-time carer, mother and grassroots campaigner, maintaining a list of schools in the UK reporting COVID infections. She is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and has been shielding since the start of the pandemic.
This submission to the Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic documents the attempts made by the Swedish government to export its “herd immunity” strategy of mass infection to countries throughout the world.
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.
Aerosol physicist and health scientist Lidia Morawska speaks with WSWS about worsening COVID pandemic
Professor Morawska criticises the failure of Australian governments to improve indoor air quality standards to minimise airborne transmission of COVID-19. She also raises concerns about the “disciplinary” action against Dr David Berger for his zero-COVID advocacy on social media.
The CEO of a scientific modeling company speaks to the WSWS about the firm's COVID-19 research.
Interview with Ariel Karlinsky, the creator of the World Mortality Dataset and member of the WHO COVID-19 Mortality Assessment Groups
The Israeli scientist explains many of the issues surrounding the just-released WHO estimates of excess deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A leading expert on the evolution and mutation of viruses discusses the ongoing dangers of the pandemic and the unjustified ending of all public health measures in Britain and internationally.
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.
We call on educators, parents and students to oppose the reopening of schools for in-person education on February 7 and to take action to demand remote learning.
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.
A severely immunocompromised adult male died in Houston on Sunday. Public health officials said he was infected with monkeypox. Still, they stopped short of connecting the infection as a contributory factor in his death, stating they did not know what role the virus played in his demise.
The UAW has remained silent on the spread of monkeypox in the plants, in line with its efforts to cover up the disastrous toll COVID-19 has had on workers.