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Zero-Covid Coalition launched to push for government action

CAMPAIGNERS, trade unionists and politicians united today for an online rally demanding the government pursues a “zero-Covid” strategy in order to eliminate the virus. 

Speakers to the launch of the Zero Covid Coalition, which seeks to bring together different campaigns and voices committed to a suppression strategy, included MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Richard Burgon and Bell Ribeiro-Addy, trade unionists Howard Beckett and Jo Grady and campaigners from Stand up to Racism, Health Campaigns Together, We Own it and the People’s Assembly as well as from the Morning Star.

The speakers warned that the measures the government was taking “were still not enough” at a time when Britain’s death rate is the highest in the world.

Doctors and health workers provided their first-hand accounts of the crisis faced in the National Health Service.

Concluding the rally, Ms Abbott said: “We have heard today the grim story of the government’s failure. 

“Its strategy has failed, the NHS is overwhelmed.”

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