COVID ACTION is the new name for the Zero Covid campaign. It launches officially today. The message is clear: The pandemic is not over. The pandemic is global. We must take action now to beat this virus. A better world is possible.
Join Professor Stephen Reicher of Independent SAGE, Janet Newsham of the Hazards Campaign, Alena Ivanova from Global Justice Now, and Joan Twelves from Covid Action. They will speak about the major objectives of the campaign to massively reduce infection rates and deaths from Covid. Attendees will be invited to put forward ideas for major Covid Action priorities to stop deaths and serious harm from Covid.
Boris Johnson left office on 6 September 2022 with a legacy of more than 200,000 Covid deaths, most of them avoidable, yet his successor Liz Truss has dubbed his laissez-faire approach ‘draconian’.
For more than six months now, the UK Government has been falsely claiming that the Covid pandemic is over, and we can now safely live with this lethal virus. Yet tragically twice as many died from Covid in the summer of 2022 than the summer of 2021.
Among those infected and sick, a large proportion are unable to work and are struggling with inadequate financial support to purchase food, energy and pay rent, at a time of rapidly increasing prices.
Two million Long Covid sufferers are suffering and struggling to work as the cost-of-living crisis bites. Experts in public health suggest that that another Covid wave is on its way – see here.
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Sunday 11th September
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More on Covid Action, the campaign to beat the pandemic, can be found here.