How is it that Britain’s covid outcome is among the worst in the world? Why should we appear to do so much better at vaccinating than at basic health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the first place?
Dr Ranjeet points to the marketisation of our health service and the way it has been used to siphon huge funds into the private sector, with the NHS budget merely acting as a funnel for the cash to these corporations that are bleeding the state treasury dry.
Pointing out the adbsurdity of setting up a market inside the health service, Dr Ranjeet likens the concept to trying to do the same within a family: “Your children could sell you affection and you could sell them a roof over their heads.”
The fundamental weakening of our NHS is revealed by the way in which care is being rationed, treatments are being cancelled and staff worked into exhaustion.
Meanwhile, the escalating tensions between Europe and Britain over vaccine supplies reveal much about the values and priorities of the imperialists – and the rivalries between them.