Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months
Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.
Juan Andrés GallardoAugust 1, 2021
Capitalist Healthcare Killed My Grandparent … And Hurts All Elderly
As a healthcare worker in New York City, I write this as a way to process and grieve, as less than 72 hours ago, another human was killed at the hands of the capitalist healthcare system. In the past, I have written about capitalism’s detrimental effects on our lives, and I have personally seen countless suffer and die at the hands of these systems in the healthcare setting. Today is different, as this death is more personal. This time the for-profit healthcare system under capitalism killed my grandfather.
Mike PappasJuly 18, 2021
The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers
The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersJuly 7, 2021
“A Ceasefire Is Not Enough”: Interview with a Palestinian Nurse
Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18.
Left VoiceMay 25, 2021
Healthcare Workers Stand With Palestine
A group of socialist health care workers put forward a statement in solidarity with Palestine and against Israel's brutal attacks, which happens with the support of U.S. imperialism. If you are a healthcare worker, please sign this statement!
Left Voice Healthcare WorkersMay 19, 2021
The Profit-Driven Causes of the US “Physician Shortage”
This year, thousands of qualified physicians were prevented from practicing medicine due a shortage of training programs. The reason is primarily to bolster hospital profits and maintain high physician salaries.
Sourik BeltránApril 9, 2021
States Banning Abortion and Healthcare for Trans* People
States across the U.S. have been increasingly making healthcare policy and law based more in bigotry and control than in science and human rights. Over a dozen states are planning to institute near-complete abortion bans and many are trying to keep young trans* people from accessing transition healthcare.
Signý A.March 26, 2021
Nurses in Worcester, MA, Strike over Unsafe Conditions and Staffing
Hundreds of nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA, are on strike, demanding better conditions. This week, Left Voice correspondents visited their picket line, spoke and interviewed striking nurses.
Left VoiceMarch 17, 2021
Capitalism and Healthcare: The Con of “Nonprofit” Hospitals
Nonprofit hospitals operate under the guise of “charity” in order to avoid paying taxes. Capitalist healthcare cannot safeguard public health — but a nationalized system under democratic, worker control can.
Merrily MazzaMarch 13, 2021
People Before Profits: We Must Have More Vaccine Doses Now
The news is full of governors and mayors complaining that they don’t have enough doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to implement their distribution plans. That’s not because of a lack of manufacturing capacity. It’s all about capitalism’s priorities.
Scott CooperJanuary 26, 2021