Coronavirus, Chile, Canada, Australia

This April 2020 video says asbout itself:

Chile: Health workers demand better protection to deal with coronavirus pandemic

Chilean health workers protested in front of a hospital in Vina del Mar on Tuesday demanding better protection against the novel coronavirus as they complained about the lack of face masks.

“We have had to save resources day by day, reusing personal protection supplies that should be disposable and this does not make any sense,” said Tomas Lagomarsino, the President of CONFUSAM Vina del Mar union. He added that their “employer is the one who must provide us with these articles to protect our physical and psychological integrity right now.”

According to Johns Hopkins University, Chile has reported over 7,500 COVID-19 cases, with 82 related deaths.

Teachers, parents and students defy order to reopen schools in Chile. By Mauricio Saavedra, 6 May 2020. The push to reopen schools is part of the back-to-work campaign waged by the ultra-right Piñera government in complete disregard of the costs in terms of sickness and death.

Canada: Form rank-and-file committees to oppose COVID-19 back-to-work drive. By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 6 May 2020. Absent the independent intervention of the working class, workers face a ruinous choice between risking their health and lives by returning to work or being driven into destitution.

Australia’s national cabinet pushes return to work despite ongoing COVID-19 dangers. By Oscar Grenfell, 6 May 2020. Prime Minister Scott Morrison bluntly admitted that the reversal of lockdown measures would lead to increased infections.

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