Coronavirus news from Europe


This 25 March 2020 video says about itself:

NHS Nurse Calls for More Protection as She Fears More Deaths | Good Morning Britain

An NHS has called out the government for not being prepared for the coronavirus outbreak ‘even with four months of notice’. The frontline nurse says the NHS doctors and nurses do not have the protective equipment they need and that the government is not doing enough to help fight Covid-19.

Britain: Boris Johnson’s praise for the National Health Service: Hypocrisy without limit. By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 14 April 2020. It will not be long before Johnson’s words of praise for the NHS will be nothing but a bitter memory, cited by angry doctors and nurses as the Tories resume their efforts to destroy it.

A letter from a frontline nurse at the UK’s Royal Bournemouth Hospital. 14 April 2020. The WSWS received the following letter in response to the statement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following his discharge from hospital: here.

UK NHS workers speak to the WSWS: “Is it worth clapping the NHS without ensuring the safety of frontline workers?” By our reporters, 14 April 2020. Several NHS workers have contacted the WSWS following the attacks by Conservative Health Minister Matt Hancock, who accused NHS staff of wasting personal protective equipment resources.

Working-class anger is rising against the Spanish government, which forced millions of non-essential workers back to work yesterday: here.

No work without protection! Berlin transport worker issues appeal for independent workers committees. By Andy Niklaus, 14 April 2020. A serious fight against the coronavirus pandemic must focus on the interests of the broad masses of the population, not the profits of the wealthy few.

German airline Lufthansa receives multibillion-euro bailout, prepares to cut 18,000 jobs. By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 14 April 2020. Europe’s largest airline is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to implement long-planned attacks on their workforces.

Turkey’s COVID-19 prison amnesty excludes political prisoners, journalists. By Baris Demir, 14 April 2020. Turkey has one of the world’s fastest-spreading coronavirus epidemics, with over 52,000 cases and 1,100 deaths since the first case was diagnosed on March 10.

3 thoughts on “Coronavirus news from Europe

  1. IN THE week after the hospital coronavirus death toll rose above 10,000, the lockdown measures are to be reviewed.

    Anticipating this review, Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak warned the Tory cabinet that the UK is reaching a ‘tipping point’ between controlling the coronavirus and saving British capitalism. …

    The UK faces economic disaster, according to the leaked warning from Sunak to the cabinet that the UK’s GDP will plummet by 30% between April and June if the lockdown continues, sending the country crashing into recession.

    This is causing complete panic amongst the Tory cabinet which is leaking like a sieve with reports of splits between ‘doves’ who fear that lifting restrictions will be met with an uprising by workers refusing to return to work under conditions where there is no protection whatsoever from contracting the deadly virus.

    Against them are the so-called ‘hawks’, including Sunak, who are pushing for restrictions to be lifted quickly to keep capitalism from collapse and hang the consequences for people’s lives.

    https://wrp.org.uk/editorials/sunak-warns-capitalism-is-reaching-a-tipping-point-time-to-overthrow-it-with-socialist-revolution/

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