Wed, 15 Apr | The Coronavirus in Gaza, Spain and New York

The Coronavirus in Gaza, Spain and New York

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The Coronavirus in Gaza, Spain and New York

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15 Apr 2020, 19:00
The Coronavirus in Gaza, Spain and New York

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The Coronavirus has hit us all, but it has not affected everyone equally. In this special online meeting, organised by the LINKE Berlin Internationals, 3 international activists will explain how their region has been affected.

The Gaza strip was an overcrowded prison before the virus hit. The first cases of Coronavirus were detected on 22 March. Sanctions and blockade mean that the health service is underquipped to deal with the pandemic. Gazan activist Fidaa Zaanin will talk about the double burden of virus and occupation.

Spain was one of the first European countries hit by the Virus, and has already experienced 130,000 cases – the second highest number of cases after the USA. But for three days running, the recorded number of cases has been falling. Ana Barrena Lertxundi will report from Bilbao about a country which may be entering a new phase of combatting COVID-19.

Meanwhile all eyes are on New York. The death toll had passed 3,000 and is still rising. Over 100,000 New Yorkers have tested positive for the virus. Doctors are worried that there are insufficient ventilators to cope with the crisis. Elizabeth Berman will report from a city under Lockdown.

How are different people experiencing the Virus? If Western hospitals are inadequate, what is the effect in the Global South? How can we support each other internationally, but just as important, what are the political roots of this crisis and what can we do to stop in happening again? With world recession around the corner, how can we organise in these unusual times?

Fidaa, Ana and Elizabeth will be speaking on Wednesday 15th April at 7pm Berlin Time.

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