The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Deadly Outbreak at LaSalle Veterans Nursing Home

Dec 7, 2020

A coronavirus outbreak at an Illinois veterans home in LaSalle, Illinois, has killed 28 and infected nearly 200. One staff member and one resident tested positive at the end of October—the numbers ballooned from there. An ongoing investigation found that nursing home workers continued to work after testing positive, and that the hand sanitizer in use was ineffective. One hundred and five workers at the home have tested positive to date. All details are not yet out, but it would seem the home’s management kept the infected workers on the job—with deadly results.

This society preaches patriotism, as it sends young people abroad to fight its wars—wars which cost trillions. And after they return, veterans are rewarded for this “service” with inferior care. No expense is spared to impose the capitalists’ will across the globe, yet there is nothing for hand sanitizer and staff for vulnerable veterans.