Coronavirus crisis in Britain


This 21 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Amazon Workers Plan To Protest Lack Of Coronavirus Protections | TODAY

Hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers across the country are threatening a mass call-out to protest what they say is a lack of coronavirus protections. The job action is supposed to start Wednesday and last throughout the week.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, 21 April 2020:

Close Amazon warehouses and give staff sick pay, campaigners demand

AMAZON warehouses should be closed for deep cleaning and staff must receive sick pay, a new fundraising campaign is demanding.

SumofUs is asking members of the public to donate £1 or more to pay for a mobile billboard to circle the US mansion of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in order to take workers’ voices directly to his door.

Mr Bezos, the world’s richest man, is forcing his employees to continue working in warehouses where multiple cases of Covid-19 have been discovered.

Doctor Meenal Viz holds a banner as she protests outside Downing Street in London, on Sunday

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 21 April 2020:

NHS workers still dying in PPE shortage

Tributes paid as demands for urgent action intensify

THE government came under increasing pressure today to correct the continued lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care workers.

Ministers came under fire as a top civil servant said the failure to take part in a joint EU medical equipment procurement scheme was a “political decision” – and as evidence emerged that Britain is still exporting PPE to other countries.

Tributes were paid to medical staff who have recently died from Covid-19. More than 100 health and social care workers are now dead as a result of the coronavirus.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 21 April 2020:

Covid care home deaths should be counted daily, Labour says

The Party warned delayed weekly data is ‘just scratching the surface’

DEATHS in care homes as a result of Covid-19 should be reported daily rather than in weekly announcements, Labour said today after data showed a large increase.

Numbers of hospital deaths linked to the coronavirus are issued daily, while deaths in care homes are recorded every week and are made public nearly a fortnight later.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which collates deaths that occur in community and home settings, published data yesterday showing that there were 1,662 such deaths up to April 10, a five-fold increase on the 217 deaths recorded for the previous week.

By Anna Rose in Britain, 21 April 2020:

Our care home service is designed for profits not people – and that’s why its failing

An unaccountable system governed by the markets has seen has seen adult care bounce from crisis to crisis over the last decade, writes ANNA ROSE

IN 1988 Yazz & the Plastic Population made number 1 in the UK charts with The Only Way Is Up.

For many in social care, Sir Roy Griffiths’s 1988 report, on funding and organising community care, signalled that the only way for them was in fact down.

The report led to the 1990 National Health Service & Community Care Act.

We are experiencing first hand the need for a fairer society. The task that lies ahead when the coronavirus crisis ends is to turn this collective experience into action, says CRAIG ANDERSON.

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