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(en) Canada, Collectif Emma Goldman - [Covid-19] All the problems of the system resurface through vaccination (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:38:12 +0200

Immediately, vaccination is crucial to halt the spread of Covid-19 and its variants. If this observation is now practically the subject of a consensus, we can observe that many are the obstacles that stand in front of an optimal or even effective vaccination effort ... to the point that we can even fear a failure of the vaccination. countryside. It is no surprise that among these obstacles, we find the same problems of a parasitic social system. ---- First, although the WHO has warned the world that an unevenly distributed vaccination effort around the world is doomed, the international space division has not been reinvented in the response to the virus. The same inequalities remain when we are witnessing an outbidding between the rich countries to pay for vaccines. Canada has gone so far as to take advantage of the Covax program, a WHO program that initially aimed to distribute vaccines to the poorest countries, to make up for delays in the arrival of vaccines. What is to be feared with this "vaccine nationalism" is already happening with the appearance of "variants", some of which are proving to be more resistant to existing vaccines.

Vaccination also exposes a system where the few accumulate profits at the expense of the masses. Largely subsidized from state coffers in the scientific war effort that led to the development of "their" vaccines, a few large pharmaceutical companies currently hold incredible power against governments. It is they who are benefiting from the current escalation in the vaccine race. Or rather, it's them and their patents. For 40 years, with neoliberalism, we have witnessed an all-out patenting race, see a real war against the forms of collective autonomy that could endure in one form or another. States have largely subsidized multinationals, including pharmaceuticals, which have increased their control over our food, water, the land and the environment. Patents on vaccines are a continuation of this dispossession of the world. Faced with "their world" of heteronomy, the scientific culture of collaboration between researchers has become subject to the point of forgetting the pooling of knowledge, technologies and know-how for the common good. Here is another illustration of our alienation: faced with the health emergency and the failures that await us, why does it always seem unthinkable to abolish patents on vaccines and requisition them to benefit the planetary population for free? Have not the pharmaceutical companies already taken sufficient advantage of our alienation and our state of dependence on them? The question seems utopian in the dominant vision of politics, completely frozen in its bourgeois institutions and deeply rooted in the social relations of domination. It nonetheless remains within the realm of possibilities when the dominated masses collectively regain power over their lives and confront the logic of death of the dominant classes.

Locally, within our communities, borders are being erected in access to the vaccine and in health measures. Between the branches, we can hear that privileges are exercised and that the entire families (children and adults under 40) of privileged have already managed to get vaccinated while vaccines are still waiting in the resources intermediaries hard hit! While we gradually hear about the form that the more massive vaccination will take, we see above all the government boasting of the collaboration of large companies who see it as a possibility of limiting the losses in the working time of their employees. . It is to be feared that the most marginalized groups of the population will, as always, be the big ones forgotten by vaccination. Moreover,
In terms of government health measures, the managerial approach of the population (like a herd) by the government for adherence to its measures has very different consequences depending on the groups and social classes, despite all the denial. Rather than health measures developed for and by the population, the government seeks to pass into oblivion all the damage caused by its austerity policies and its refusal to reinvest massively in public services and prevention by inflicting a tightening on us. police control and fear of tickets. The effects on physical and mental health of this coping are totally neglected as repression is set up as a norm in the reason of state.

As we can see, all the problems of the system reappear through the vaccination effort. For life, let's revolt against "their world".

Keven T.

Posted 19 hours ago by Collectif Emma Goldman

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