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

The Cost of COVID

Apr 11, 2022

This two-year-old pandemic has killed six million or more people worldwide, and hospitals overseas are again filling up with sick people.

The cost of COVID has been paid by everyone, all those who got sick, all those who know sick people or those who died. If we just take our own work place, it is still like a ghost town, with few people coming in every day.

Human beings developed by interacting with other human beings, so even if we are healthy, we have experienced lack of human contact. For people working from home, Zoom does not make up for human contact, as was shown by what happened to school children.

Governments everywhere failed to face down a crisis. Two years later health care is still a field that lacks enough workers and enough resources. We only get the health care we can afford.