Paying the Piper to Call the Tune—COVID 19, Vaccines, Big Pharma, and Public Money


  • Dave O'Farrell Socialist Workers Network


At the time of writing, Ireland has just passed another significant anniversary in the ongoing global COVID 19 pandemic, the one-year anniversary of our first lockdown. We have spent that anniversary not—as most of us would have believed a year ago—by looking back on a difficult year, remembering the dead, and fighting to change all the existing inequalities newly highlighted by the sharp glare of the pandemic, but in the midst of a third lockdown following from the government’s ‘Living with COVID’ plan and the catastrophic failure of three weeks of ‘meaningful Christmas’.