The decisions of both Joe Biden and Boris Johnson in recent days will ensure the Covid death toll will go far higher. Extending the pandemic allows the ruling class offensive to continue. It is the centrepiece of government policy. So the struggle will be a prolonged one.
Although viruses are naturally occurring phenomena their effect is to a large extent determined by the type of society they operate in, and the policy response of governments.
In general, the Western imperialist countries have the worst death toll and the socialist countries have either far better outcomes or the best of all.
Where next for the Covid crisis?
On line meeting
6.30pm Monday 10 January
Organised by the Zero Covid Coalition
The latest wave of the pandemic threatens to turn into an outright crisis for the Tory government. The new measures forced on it very significantly damage its credibility on an issue which affects the entire population very directly.
A Zero Covid strategy remains the only viable alternative to the current policy of ‘learning to live (die) with the virus’.
Zero Covid Coalition Meeting
6.30pm Monday 6 December
The government has effectively shifted to a policy of herd immunity by infection. It is a completely reckless policy, without any mitigations or proper safeguards. Scientists and leading medical professional tells us this cannot work.