The bourgeoisie is eager to get a vaccine produced so they can put an end to this pandemic and restart production. The ruling class, however, is divided.
Like most conspiracy theories, the flat earth theory seeks to “connect the dots” and bring clarity to a world that feels confusing and polarized.
The Swedish government is peddling the nationalist idea that Sweden is somehow better than the rest of the world. But the pandemic has revealed the true colors of Swedish class society.
Massachusetts nurses are fighting both the virus and the bosses to keep themselves and their patients safe and healthy.
The crushing domination of imperialism means increased exploitation of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, making things such as pandemics, war, climate catastrophes, locust outbreaks and famine inevitable.
Despite decades of warnings from scientists, the combined efforts of the world’s most powerful governments, best-resourced private health companies, and most prestigious institutions have been exposed as useless in the face of the CoV-SARS-2 virus.
The COVID-19 outbreak is rampant. Some reactionaries rejoice at this and go so far as to assert that “the virus is the solution to save the planet!” Marxists must staunchly counter this nonsense.
We are told: “the virus does not discriminate.” In reality, the privileged elite, who enjoy relative safety, expect the workers to risk infection to keep profits rolling in.
Social distancing in and of itself is an iron necessity for addressing the spread of COVID-19. However, the capitalist state cannot coordinate the response required to stem the disease significantly.
A perfect storm of private sector profiteering, reckless production practices, environmental destruction, and underinvestment in medical research has made global pandemics more common, and undermined our capacity to deal with them.
The following statement by the International Marxist Tendency explains how capitalism has utterly failed to deal with the coronavirus crisis, and is putting the lives of millions of people at risk.
The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged American society into panic. With confirmed cases and the death toll rising by the hour, capitalism has already proved incapable of dealing with this crisis.