World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 29 Mar, 2021 03:30 am

With hospitals overflowing, Macron defends his “herd immunity” against the virus

With hospitals overflowing, Macron defends his “herd immunity” against the virus
There is a clear danger of a collapse of the health system, and the government is refusing any policy to contain the virus.

Workers, fighting to defend lives, were met with criminal indifference by the financial aristocracy and its political representatives, who were advocating a policy of profits and death.While the EU showered the banks and big business with trillions of public funds in bailout packages, the financial aristocracy pushed for a return to work and school as soon as possible to ensure a continuous flow of profits to the financial markets.The aim of this movement must be to transfer political power to the workers, and to expropriate the financial aristocracy that has organised this disaster.A few pages later, the JDD informs its readers that hospitals in the Paris region are starting to choose which patients are given life-saving intensive care treatment.

is far removed from the elementary rules of ethics, which advocate that admission to intensive care should be assessed on a case-by-case basis, in the sole interest of the patient.He said, “It is not said enough, but many people in intensive care come from modest backgrounds.

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