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News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: 250,000 Americans dead from COVID-19

The number of U.S. deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Experts say more funding, staffing needed to effectively roll out COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. PIRG hosted a panel discussion with health experts from across the country to discuss how states and cities are planning to distribute the vaccines that eventually could stifle the pandemic. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

The 35th annual Trouble in Toyland report identifies nine toy hazards to help parents and caregivers create a play environment that's safer from dangerous products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

Groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

AUSTIN, Texas -- Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and other nonprofits launched a national campaign on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging. The groups’ decision comes after the supermarket chain received an “F” for its policies on single-use plastic packaging from As You Sow, an environmental shareholder advocacy nonprofit.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force

President-elect Joe Biden has announced the group of top health experts who will advise the incoming administration on efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.  

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