World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 03 Apr, 2021 04:45 am

Canada’s governments pave way for mass death as third COVID-19 wave surges

Canada’s governments pave way for mass death as third COVID-19 wave surges
Although ICUs are reaching capacity and more contagious and lethal COVID-19 variants are now driving the pandemic, Canada’s governments are keeping virtually all workplaces and schools open.

The toll the more infectious and deadly variants is taking on the working class is shown by the ever younger average age of patients ending up in ICUs.Like the provinces, the Liberal government is relying on the various vaccines to supress the third wave—weeks or even months hence—and effectively telling the population, above all the working class, to fend for themselves till then.The criminality of the ruling elite is confronting mounting opposition in the working class.” The only way the looming catastrophe produced by the ruling elite’s ruinous policies can be averted is through the independent political intervention of the working class.

According to Maclean’s, the number of ICU patients in Ontario under 60 is 50 percent higher than it was on December 26, near the peak of the second wave.Meanwhile, the number of ICU patients rose to a record 421.

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