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“Without a doubt, the first measure to contain the transmission chains of COVID-19 is quarantine, and we took it in advance on March 16,” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro explains to Alfredo Serrano Mancilla.

Death is touching everyone in Britain with fatalities from COVID-19 running at nearly a thousand a day, writes Derek Wall. So why is Prime Minister Boris Johnson still popular?

 

Long-time feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan speaks on the failure of Narendra Modi’s government to act to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and its unplanned and draconian lockdown, which is compounding the threat to the lives of millions of India’s poorest and most marginalised people.

Long-time feminist and socialist Reihana Mohideen on the dire situation in the Philippines, where workers in the informal sector and the urban poor are bearing the brunt of a woefully inadequate health response by the Rodrigo Duterte regime.

Addressing a global pandemic must involve public health planning that cross borders and confronting global inequality and the climate crisis, writes Tamara Pearson.

In the wake of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders’ ending his campaign for the United States Democratic presidential nomination, Seattle’s socialist city councillor Kshama Sawant argues that to defeat the power of corporate rule, working people must build independent class struggle.

While Turkey is releasing prisoners to prevent a COVID-19 disaster in the jails, the 50,000 political prisoners currently being detained will not be considered, writes Peter Boyle.

Passengers in a commercial aeroplane cabin.

Air travel has played a key role in turning a localised epidemic in the Wuhan district of China into a global pandemic, writes Hans Baer.

Barry Sheppard reports on the horrific spread of the pandemic in the United States and the widening chasm in international cooperation.

Pandemics have their roots in environmental change and ecosystem disturbances. Understanding their foundational causes can provide fertile ground for the systemic changes we so desperately need, writes Dale McKinley.

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