As we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the new threat of Covid-19 awaits the country. The strength of the Saudi imposed siege has delayed its arrival. But its arrival is inevitable.
Why has the response to COVID-19 been so much more thorough and successful in China than in the capitalist West?
The Coronavirus Bill has had little public political discussion. It is being rushed through parliament today (23rd March). Its provisions reflect the scale of the impact of Covid-19: an impact which will be all the greater the longer the lessons of countries which have contained the virus are not learned (particularly China). Instead of containing the virus government’s lack of appropriate action is allowing it to spread.
This video offers a comprehensive look into Nanjing’s virus prevention measures. According to official statistics announced by Nanjing city, the number of people infected by coronavirus has gone from 93 to 0 as of 8 March 2020.
The population of Britain is facing a catastrophe because of Boris Johnson’s Tory government callous and barbaric inaction which is allowing the coronavirus to spread uncontrollably throughout the population.
The coronavirus is literally a life and death issue for millions of people. It has also simultaneously produced a gigantic global economic shock.
The experience of China shows the coronavirus can be brought under control. But so far, the capitalist Western countries are not taking these measures.