Coronavirus Petition: For a Global Health System: Defend Earth's Most Precious Resource — People!


We, the undersigned, support Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s call for global health and economic infrastructure to address the coronavirus pandemic and the conditions of underdevelopment (both economic and scientific) that caused us to be vulnerable to it.


The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world — and the economic effects of the health measures taken to crush it — reveal the inexcusable lack of development of the human species, and demand a global approach to curing, not only the coronavirus presently menacing us, but that underdevelopment that leaves us susceptible to the pandemic’s taking a terrible toll.

When health systems even in developed regions, such as Northern Italy, have been filled beyond capacity, what is the outlook for less developed nations that have an immense shortage of health infrastructure and lack secure access to clean water, sanitation, and nutritious food? How can a person who relies on daily income to support the family remain at home for weeks on end? How can people without clean water practice good hand hygiene? If no ICU beds are available, can doctors save the life of a victim of severe Covid-19 symptoms?

While the acute suffering from the coronavirus claims our attention, what of the 800,000 children under the age of 5 who die from diarrheal diseases every year? How can the health of the hundreds of millions of people currently afflicted with food insecurity be ensured?

We call for a global health infrastructure, in its fullest sense. The world requires more hospitals, new ICU beds, additional ventilators, many more trained physicians, increased manufacturing capacity for PPE, and orders of magnitude more testing equipment than existed at the beginning of this outbreak. But it also needs much more. Poverty, malnutrition, lack of access to improved water and sanitation — these are health issues too. Our shared dignity as members of the human race calls upon us to cooperate in eliminating poverty, through development. The entire world must be made safe from diseases that threaten us all.

Barriers to the cooperation of the United States, China, Russia, and India must be overcome to ensure that the world is never again terrorized by such a threat.

To make all of this possible requires a New Bretton Woods — international agreements on economic development in the model of Franklin Roosevelt’s outlook at the end of World War II, as advanced by the studies and proposals of Lyndon LaRouche.

For more detail on the Schiller Institute’s proposals, see
LaRouche’s ‘Apollo Mission’ to Defeat the Pandemic: Build a World Health System Now!

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Pete Coombs
Michelle Rasmussen
Francis Bagares
omar hamza
Scott Tregurtha
Ted Gatses
Tom Johnson
Joseph Barrera
Jim Reese
butch valdes
Elizabeth Bjerke
Curtiss Smith
Al Shepard
Ross Dixon
Del Pellicano
Rafael Renato Escarreola
Eric Hirtle
elliott florin
Sylvia Rosas
Maria Catherine Cruz
Larry Cheng
Guy Alberghini
alan sands
Lynne Speed
John Covici
Mark Butler
Charles Park
Robert Fallacara
Sage Fonnesbeck
William Ferguson
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  • Pete Coombs
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  • butch valdes
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  • Elizabeth Bjerke
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  • Curtiss Smith
    signed 2020-05-20 04:02:24 UTC
  • Al Shepard
    signed 2020-05-20 02:22:21 UTC
  • Ross Dixon
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  • Del Pellicano
    signed 2020-05-20 02:07:33 UTC
  • Rafael Renato Escarreola
    signed 2020-05-20 01:50:41 UTC
  • Eric Hirtle
    signed 2020-05-20 00:59:01 UTC
  • elliott florin
    signed 2020-05-20 00:23:23 UTC
  • Sylvia Rosas
    signed 2020-05-19 23:58:36 UTC
  • Maria Catherine Cruz
    signed 2020-05-19 21:44:30 UTC
  • Larry Cheng
    signed 2020-05-19 21:24:56 UTC
  • Guy Alberghini
    signed 2020-05-19 21:08:55 UTC
  • alan sands
    signed 2020-05-19 19:52:55 UTC
  • Lynne Speed
    signed 2020-05-19 19:30:55 UTC
  • John Covici
    signed 2020-05-19 19:12:23 UTC
  • Mark Butler
    signed 2020-05-19 18:46:54 UTC
  • Charles Park
    signed via 2020-05-19 18:11:46 UTC
  • Robert Fallacara
    signed 2020-05-19 18:10:12 UTC
  • Sage Fonnesbeck
    signed 2020-05-19 17:57:53 UTC
  • William Ferguson
    signed 2020-05-19 17:42:35 UTC

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