‘Stopping the virus: It doesn’t have to be this way’

12 noon Sunday 24 January

On line public event

Jeremy Corbyn MP
Diane Abbott MP
Howard Beckett , Unite the Union
Richard Burgon MP
Ben Chacko, editor of the Morning Star
Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet.
Jo Grady UCU
Keith Venables Health Campaigns Together
Lawrence Davies – Belly Mujinga Campaign
Sabby Dhalu – Stand up to Racism

Register for the event on Eventbrite here.

Also the Facebook event is here.

Organised by: The Zero Covid Coalition
An initiative recently announced by Diane Abbott MP and Ben Chacko Editor of the Morning Star.

The Zero Covid Coalition Twitter account is here.


About this Event

This government’s handling of the pandemic has been nothing short of disastrous and the outlook is clearly deteriorating once more. There has been a steadfast refusal to learn from the success of other countries in suppressing the virus.

Instead, we have one of the worst death tolls in the world on a per capita basis. The attempt to ‘put the economy first’ has also been an unmitigated disaster as hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs and international forecasters forecast that we will also have the worst economic slump of any major economy. There is already a huge toll in terms of lives, livelihoods, living standards and in every aspect of social life. The burden of the pandemic has been borne extremely unevenly, with Black and Asian people, disabled people and the elderly and poorer communities all suffering badly.

Our demand is that the government adopt a Zero Covid strategy, learning from the great success it has had in in other countries.

To do this, we are uniting all those who want more effective action from the government.

Join us to hear from a broad range of speakers, from political leaders at local and national level from a range of parties, to trade unions, campaigners, senior medical and scientific professionals and representative bodies.