COVID-19

This blog explains U.S. PIRG's support for automated warning and contact tracing, subject to appropriate privacy and civil liberties protections, which can provide critical information quickly about who has potentially been exposed.

The path to reopening must follow public health guidelines

By | Abe Scarr
Illinois PIRG State Director

Americans are eager to move beyond the shelter-in-place phase of the coronavirus response. But many are still anxious about safety. Public health leaders have laid out our next steps. State and local officials should follow the experts’ advice. The federal government should ensure that they’re able to.

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

Health pros call for transparent, central coordination from Trump administration

U.S. PIRG, Get Us PPE, Doctors for America, and several other health groups, along with nearly 300 medical professionals, sent a letter to the Trump Administration on Friday calling for central coordination of the medical supply chain and comprehensive testing infrastructure.

My Testing Story

By | Laura Deehan
Public Health Advocate

A guest blog from my colleague, Lisa Frank, from our grants team, sharing her story of testing for coronavirus.

Social Media Day of Action Calls for COVID-19 Testing

By | Allison Cairo
Vice President and National Field Director

U.S. PIRG's social media day of action calls for a coordinated national response to get #moretestsnow

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

U.S. PIRG calls on Congress to support funding proposal for contact tracing and isolation

U.S. PIRG today echoed calls by public health officials for Congress to allocate $46.5 billion to fund contact tracing and isolation measures to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Senators introduce bill for central coordination of the medical supply chain

The Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act would create a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis, and would help resolve a chaotic market. 

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