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

TexPIRG statement on Gov. Abbott’s reopening announcement

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is slowing the reopening of non-essential businesses because the positivity rate of COVID-19 infection across the state is still too high. 

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

New Zealand’s leaders make the right decisions again on COVID-19

New Zealand reported on Tuesday its first locally acquired coronavirus cases in more than 100 days. In response, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern immediately implemented new restrictions for the surrounding area, ordering non-essential businesses to close and people to stay home unless they need to conduct essential activities such as grocery shopping. 

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

This week in COVID-19 voting news

U.S. PIRG and its state affiliates are working to make sure every eligible American voter has the ability to participate in democracy, even during a pandemic. We’re calling on states to start preparing now to ensure safe elections in November, including emergency expansion of vote by mail, sanitized and socially-distant polling places and other measures. This weekly update highlights the work we’re doing on the COVID-19 voting front, and other important developments in the news.

News Release | COVID-19

New Senate Right to Repair bill to reduce barriers to fixing medical equipment including ventilators

Sen. Ron Wyden (OR) introduced the Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act in an online press conference with U.S. PIRG on Thursday. The bill would remove manufacturer-imposed barriers to fixing medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed help to biomedical repair technicians (also known as biomeds).

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

New study indicates toxic chemicals used in take-out food packaging from popular chains

A new study that tested for PFAS in food containers from six restaurant chains found that, out of 29 unique samples, 14 tested above the screening level for fluorine, suggesting PFAS treatment.

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