COVID-19 | U.S. PIRG
As the U.S. prepares to vaccinate against COVID-19, what should the public expect and when? To answer these and other questions, Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington joined public health experts Drs. Syra Madad, Saad Omer, Krutika Kuppalli and Trudy Larson for a panel discussion.
As the nation grapples with record COVID-19 surges, we are calling on governors to scale back reopening in places where the virus is spreading out of control and to ramp up testing and contact tracing efforts in order to catch isolated cases before they become full-scale outbreaks.
Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of supplies they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19.
Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic — enough to fill 1.5 football stadiums — are thrown away each day in the United States. But so far, the companies that make and sell all of this plastic have borne little to no responsibility for the mess. A report authored by U.S. PIRG Education Fund outlines a different approach.
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It’s unconscionable that some of our most vulnerable populations and their caregivers are being put in such danger during a global pandemic. But it doesn’t have to be this way — not if our country acts right now to ramp up production and distribution of PPE to where it’s needed most.
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.
Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.
The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.
COVID-19 is raging across the country, and experts warn that without swift action, tens of thousands of people will die.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.