Science for the People

Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States By W. T. Whitney Jr. March 19, 2020 Governments, according to Thomas Jefferson, are supposed to guarantee people’s rights to “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” COVID 19 has out people’s lives and health in the spotlight now. What kind of tools do governments …

Inhumanity Unbound: the Case for Socialism

For any thinking observer, the coronavirus pandemic is fast becoming an argument for socialism. Even a bitter enemy of public ownership, planning, and economic equality like The Wall Street Journal caustically acknowledges that the PRC’s remarkable defeat of the coronavirus epidemic was achieved with the quickly mobilized, effective state-owned-enterprises (SOEs). In a tellingly titled article …

Coronavirus: SA following U.K. policy of killing people, making shocking profits

By Andile Mngxitama Black First Land First (BLF) has been telling you that Dr Zweli Mkhize was announcing government policy when he said that 60 to 70% of the South African population will get the coronavirus. It’s the ‘herd immunity’ policy. It’s based on letting people die and making shocking profits for white monopoly capital …

Does Ramaphosa want 70% of the population to get coronavirus?

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: Simon Dawson via News24 “‘Herd immunity’ can’t contain coronavirus,” says China Europe is now the new epicentre of the coronavirus that has infected some 200,000 people internationally and killed over 8000 people. Speaking at the the 46th Coronavirus Prevention Media Conference hosted by the Guangzhou government in China on 18 March, …

Why repatriate possible coronavirus carriers from Wuhan to SA?

SAA airplane at the Polokwane International Airport carrying 122 South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan, China. Image credit: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA) By BO Staff Writer A repatriation group including the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Department of Health, and South African Airways (SAA) members, returned via SAA flight ZS-SND Airbus to …

How other countries are responding to coronavirus

By Andile Mngxitama On how to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, here are the worlds current best practices: 1. Spain: nationalized the private healthcare sector. 2. Italy: suspended mortgage bond payments. 3. Canada: suspended rent and mortgages. 4. Egypt: reduced interest rates. 5. Kenya: shutdown the country. 6. Venezuela: Secured over 10000 units of Cuban …