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To ameliorate viruses of capitalism, eradicate capitalism itself: Counterfire on “Dead Epidemiologists”


Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19
260pp, $17 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-902-9
By Rob Wallace

Reviewed by Elaine Graham-Leigh

“To say that the Tory government’s response to Covid-19 has been disastrous is merely to state the obvious. Their unwillingness to take decisive action at the right time, coupled with their ability to contemplate tens of thousands of deaths with equanimity, has earned them a special place even in the annals of Tory incompetence and self-serving cynicism. Frighteningly, though, these failures are specific neither to the UK nor to Covid-19. As Wallace points out, the twenty-first century has seen new strains emerging of African swine fever, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Ebola, E-coli, foot-and-mouth disease, hepatitis E, Listeria, Nipah virus, Q fever, Salmonella, Vibrio, Yersinia, Zika and numerous influenza variants, ‘and near-nothing real was done about any of them’…”

Read the review at Counterfire

Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19 by Rob Wallace

Monthly Review Press
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