Firing Thousands of Health Care Workers Won’t Stop the Pandemic
The state of New York is firing thousands of unvaccinated health care workers and replacing them with members of the National Guard. While we support all workers being vaccinated, this is a clear attack coordinated by the bosses and the State against the working class.
Mike PappasSeptember 28, 2021
A Working-Class Program to Fight the Pandemic
As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, the capitalist system has proved itself incapable and unwilling to address the pandemic. The result is akin to manslaughter, if not murder, at the hands of this system. We propose measures that need to be taken to address the pandemic.
Left VoiceSeptember 25, 2021
I’m a Nurse that Provides Abortions and I Know the Harm the Texas Law Will Cause
Today, my home state of Texas has banned abortions starting at 6 weeks, a time when most are unaware that they may be pregnant, with no exceptions for rape. As a nurse practitioner who currently works in New York City, I can attest to the intense harm such legislation will cause.
Angelique Miste SaavedraSeptember 1, 2021
While Global North Weighs Booster Shots against Covid-19, Fewer than 2% of Africans Are Vaccinated
Wealthy countries around the world are preparing to offer a third shot of Covid-19 vaccines to their populations. Meanwhile, vaccination remains out of reach for the vast majority of Africans.
Nina DeMeoAugust 22, 2021
Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months
Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.
Juan Andrés GallardoAugust 1, 2021
Capitalist Healthcare Killed My Grandparent … And Hurts All Elderly
As a healthcare worker in New York City, I write this as a way to process and grieve, as less than 72 hours ago, another human was killed at the hands of the capitalist healthcare system. In the past, I have written about capitalism’s detrimental effects on our lives, and I have personally seen countless suffer and die at the hands of these systems in the healthcare setting. Today is different, as this death is more personal. This time the for-profit healthcare system under capitalism killed my grandfather.
Mike PappasJuly 18, 2021
The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers
The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersJuly 7, 2021
“A Ceasefire Is Not Enough”: Interview with a Palestinian Nurse
Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18.
Left VoiceMay 25, 2021
Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine
A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel's brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersMay 19, 2021
The Profit-Driven Causes of the US “Physician Shortage”
This year, thousands of qualified physicians were prevented from practicing medicine due a shortage of training programs. The reason is primarily to bolster hospital profits and maintain high physician salaries.
Sourik BeltránApril 9, 2021