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Pandemic

A Working-Class Program for Safe School Reopenings

Schools have been at the center of the capitalist strategy to reopen the economy for nearly two years. But the decision to reopen schools shouldn’t be up to the capitalists — it should be decided by the people who live and work within their communities. Here we present a working-class program for safe school reopenings.

Carmin Maffea

January 28, 2022

“It Feels Like Everything in the Hospital Is Breaking Down”: Interview with a Medical Resident in the Bronx

A medical resident in the Bronx spoke with Left Voice about how the global pandemic exposed long-standing issues in the U.S. healthcare system, and why healthcare workers must support each other.

Left Voice

January 19, 2022

As the WHO Warns of an Omicron “Tsunami,” the United States and Europe Enact Irrational and Irresponsible Measures

Record-setting increases in daily Covid infection numbers, with the Omicron variant getting out of control, has led the United States and European countries to reduce quarantine periods and take other measures that put the profits of the bosses over workers’ health.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

December 30, 2021

“The CDC stands for Can’t Disrupt Capitalism” And Other Tweets That Capture the Moment

The internet has quite a lot to say about the new CDC guidelines for isolation. Here are some of our favorite tweets.

Left Voice

December 29, 2021

CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time

CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases.

Cal Berry

December 28, 2021

Ending the Pandemic Is Not an “Individual Responsibility”

The Biden administration’s “individual responsibility” directive to “get vaccinated and boosted” is failing. The focus on vaccination only, rather than systemic solutions, is a ruling-class tactic to deflect blame away from bourgeois politicians and the capitalist system that continually places profit over lives.

Mike Pappas

December 28, 2021

Hours-Long Lines in the Cold and Rain: Covid Test Hell in New York City

Covid cases are surging in NYC as the Omicron strain spreads across the world. Those hoping to get tested are facing an hellish experience, waiting in freezing weather and in some cases being turned away for a lack of available tests.

Molly Rosenzweig

December 20, 2021

A Neoliberal Onslaught and a Pandemic: My Experience as a Teaching Assistant at a NYC Charter School

Working as a teacher’s assistant in New York City during the ongoing neoliberal assault on the education system and a pandemic makes viscerally clear why there’s a teacher shortage: the work is as bad and precarious as in many factories.

Carmin Maffea

December 18, 2021

Colleges and Universities Poised To Repeat The Coronavirus Surges of 2020

As the Delta variant continues to spread and cases of coronavirus in the United States climb to levels not seen since February, many colleges and universities are nonetheless preparing for a year of in-person learning.

Olivia Wood

August 12, 2021