GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - November / December 2020
Care is important to us all. It’s skilled, emotional, exhausting work. It supports our lives, households, communities, and economies. But mostly women and the most marginalized do care work. It is not valued enough and people ignore it. Profit is the most important thing for our economies but care of people and the planet seem not important.
This edition says that that even caregivers – parents or nurses, cleaners or neighbours – have their limits. The world is in the middle of a crisis of care, and Covid-19 makes it worse. What would it mean to have an economy that valued them and the people they care for?
Doctors in Zimbabwe are working on Covid-19 care but they cannot afford to pay for treatment for themselves.