On April 21 India registered 315,000 cases in a 24-hour period. Hospitals are running out of beds and of oxygen. Vaccines are not available at the pace necessary. This is because there has been a total failure of the Indian government, led by Modi, to take the pandemic seriously.
Vaccine apartheid and support for Big Pharma are driving the policies of the rich countries. These policies will perpetuate the continuation of the global pandemic, the emergence of new variants, along with the economic crisis faced by most nations.
The central aim for the ruling classes of the main imperialist powers in the current crisis is not simply that public health cannot be the priority, but the crisis itself must be used as an opportunity to increase the rate of exploitation.
No roadmap to a cliff edge:
End lockdown only when it’s safe
Online public meeting
11.30am Saturday 6 March
The motor of the crisis is located in the imperialist countries of Western Europe and North America, as well as other countries that are following their lead.
It is very important to campaign against these government policies and for Zero Covid.
Within the group of advanced industrialised countries, the UK economy is set to be one of the most badly hit by the crisis. This relatively worse performance is entirely due to entirely policy choices.