World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 03 Apr, 2021 00:45 am

Coronavirus pandemic escalates in Poland, with 400 dying every day

Coronavirus pandemic escalates in Poland, with 400 dying every day
Schools, day-care centres, retail outlets, theatres, hairdressers, museums, cinemas and DIY stores have been closed again in Poland since the beginning of last week.

By early November 2020, around 5,000 people had died from the pandemic in Poland.According to expert estimates, another 25,000 people will die by July, writes Der Spiegel —a very conservative estimate.With an average of 400 deaths per day, almost 40,000 people would die in three months.This is exemplified by the German-Polish border, which around 70,000 people cross every day for professional reasons.

Combined with the generally disastrous level of the Polish health system, this is a lethal combination that particularly affects the Polish working class.But broad sections of the working class also face acute poverty.

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