COVID-19

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

U.S. PIRG urges Congress to pass COVID-19 package now

U.S. PIRG is urging Congress to immediately pass legislation to pay for key defenses against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States, including testing and personal protective equipment (PPE).

20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

Mary Houston’s dad has been in a nursing home for three years. It was a stressful decision to move him from the Cleveland-area home where he lived alone, but the family knew it was the best option. Bill Prebel suffers from Parkinson’s disease and had fallen more than 100 times in one year.

20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

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

Talking Turkey: A guide to buying turkey raised without overusing antibiotics

As Americans head to the grocery store to purchase their Thanksgiving turkeys, U.S. PIRG has released its first ever “Talking Turkey” guide to purchasing turkeys raised without overusing antibiotics.

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. 

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20 Questions to ask your nursing home to make sure it's protecting against COVID-19

Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

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.  

How many lives will we choose to save?

By | Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

COVID-19 is raging across the country, and experts warn that without swift action, tens of thousands of people will die. 

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