World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 19 Mar, 2021 23:00 am

São Paulo teachers denounce health care collapse, defend “strike for life” against school reopenings

São Paulo teachers denounce health care collapse, defend “strike for life” against school reopenings
“This will be remembered as a great genocide. In the future, people will be shocked that there was so much neglect.”

With the explosive increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19, as well as the threat of a health system collapse, São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous and wealthiest state, last Monday entered the most restrictive phase of its supposed pandemic containment plan, dubbed “Plano São Paulo.A little more than a month after schools partially reopened for the start of the school year, the São Paulo government was also forced to suspend in-person classes in the state public education system for two weeks.In the state capital, São Paulo, Mayor Bruno Covas (PSDB) announced last week the closure of public and private schools until April 5.São Paulo, like all of Brazil, is experiencing the worst moment of the pandemic.

As of Thursday, São Paulo had recorded 2.The occupancy rate of ICU beds in public and private hospitals in São Paulo is 91 percent.

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