Yet another surge of COVID-19 has people wondering if this pandemic will ever end. It cannot end as long as disease is structured into the global chain of production. Until that changes, community lockdowns, vaccines, and travel restrictions can only slow viral spread, giving new variants time to emerge.
For centuries, people have known how to eradicate infectious disease: stop person-to-person transmission. Unable to solve this basic problem, the capitalist class are abandoning us to needless mass death and disease for the foreseeable future.