Leigh Phillips | The jaw-dropping speed of COVID-19 vaccine development is a glorious marvel of science, cooperation, and economic planning — a glimpse of how much more an egalitarian world could produce and achieve. But the lifeboat ethics of vaccine rollout is a horrifying display of the inefficiency and cruelty of capitalism.
From schools to hospitals, up and down the province, Manitobans are sitting in confined death traps. As of December 1, 312 people have died from COVID-19. Judging by the leisurely response of Premier Brian Pallister, it appears the sick and dead act as nothing more than sacrificial lambs to the political divinity of neoliberalism in Manitoba.
This infographic describes the precautions that Canadians will be taking or will continue to take as COVID-19 safety measures are relaxed across various population groups, on the basis of an online panel survey conducted from June 15 to June 21 called Canadian Perspectives Survey Series.
A review from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has found that Cargill did not attempt to engage worker representation as it investigated the circumstances that led to the largest COVID-19 outbreak linked to a single facility in Canada.
Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates, further confusing public understanding. ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen is here to offer some clarity around these crucial surveys.
Covid-19 is a crisis on a scale never seen before in peacetime. But, James Meadway argues, the left risks losing the arguments of the future if it mistakes the political battles of the next decade for the battles of the last.
The issue is one which trade unionists have raised for many years but has been brought into “sharp focus” in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, following complaints from nurses that the PPE they have been wearing for 12.5-hour shifts is “designed and made to fit men”.
Workers, occupational health experts and local officials are warning that a crowded camp housing hundreds of scab workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina is still a potential COVID-19 hot spot and a threat to their community.
All companies—even those with the most enlightened CEOs—are pushed by market competition to prioritize profits above all else. That’s why working-class people can’t ask “good” corporations to save us. We have to save ourselves.
The undersigned represent scientists and researchers from across the globe. The current COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented and we need innovative ways of coming out of the current lockdowns. However, we are concerned that some “solutions” to the crisis may, via mission creep, result in systems which would allow unprecedented surveillance of society at large.