The growing wave of COVID-19 infections is unlike anything seen since the start of the pandemic, as multiple highly-mutated “escape variants” are forecast to become dominant throughout the world in the coming weeks.
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.
We urge all of our readers to take up the fight for global elimination by filling out the form below, and to share WSWS material on the pandemic as widely as possible with your friends, family, coworkers and across social media.
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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.
Mehring Books, the publishing arm of the Socialist Equality Party (US), is proud to announce the publication of Volume 1 of COVID, Capitalism, and Class War: A Social and Political Chronology of the Pandemic, a compilation of the World Socialist Web Site's coverage of this global crisis. We post today Evan Blake's introduction to the book.
Report to Seventh Congress of Socialist Equality Party (US)
This report was given by Evan Blake to the Seventh Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) in support of the resolution titled “The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for socialism”
For weeks, the CDC has been withholding critical information on the prevalence of highly contagious and immune-evasive variants.
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.
“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.
“That governments are doing nothing about proper ventilation is alarming, disappointing and frustrating.”
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.
“You could conceive of many mechanisms where the persistence of the virus may lead to long-term symptoms”
Dr. Diane E. Griffin, M.D. and Ph.D., is the university distinguished service professor and a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The CEO of a scientific modeling company speaks to the WSWS about the firm's COVID-19 research.
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.
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.
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.