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A Covid-19 rethink for 2021: Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach!

A Covid-19 rethink for 2021: Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach!

ZWELINZIMA VAVI  THERE are several areas where, during 2020, South African ruling class efforts to reign in the deadly Covid-19 virus will be considered by workers very critically, indeed as outright failures: relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines.  But 2021 need not suffer the same mistakes, if basic decency replaces our government’s neoliberal policies, austerity programmes and the Health and Trade Ministries’ fear of offending Western and BRICS-country capitalists and states.  The recent 18 000 infections set new records which demands much bolder actions by government and society as a whole  Relief  First, it became immediately apparent in March 2020 once…
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