COVID-19

News Release | US PIRG | COVID-19

Nursing homes still don’t have enough masks, gowns, other PPE

A new analysis by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group found that 8 percent of nursing homes nationwide had a critical shortage of surgical-grade N95 masks, as of Dec. 27. And 4 to 6 percent of homes reported shortages in at least one other category of PPE.

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

Statement: President Biden’s executive orders will help tackle COVID-19

President Joe Biden is expected to issue a set of sweeping executive orders Thursday to combat COVID-19. 

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

Statement: President Biden to issue key executive orders to combat COVID-19

President Joe Biden is set to issue two executive orders Wednesday to combat COVID-19. One will mandate mask-wearing on federal property and by all federal employees. The other will establish a COVID-19 Response Coordinator position. 

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

Statement: COVID-19 deaths reach another grim milestone: 400,000

The number of U.S. deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic surpassed 400,000 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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

Statement: U.S. PIRG applauds President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 funding requests

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce this evening a request for billions of dollars in spending to kickstart the nation’s federal COVID-19 response efforts.

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

1 Year Later: Comparing Pre-Pandemic Prices to Today's on Amazon

By | Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

Review of 750 products shows how prices on essentials fluctuated during COVID-19

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

Statement: New PPP loans won’t be any more transparent

Despite the PPP's fraud problems, Congress failed to strengthen transparency rules for the SBA's program while granting it another $284 million.

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