COVID-19

COVID-19 tests and vaccines are free to consumers. End of story.

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.

Unanimous committee vote shows Medical Right to Repair is surging

By | Alex DeBellis
Right to Repair Campaign, Associate

Hospital support builds to 10-0, bipartisan vote in California committee

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

Statement: As CDC director says, it’s not time to lift restrictions

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have jumped back upward as several governors across the country are lifting restrictions that curb the spread of the virus.

Report | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | COVID-19

Nursing home safety during COVID: Cases and vaccines

Hundreds of U.S. nursing homes this year are reporting their very first cases of COVID-19 after avoiding any cases all of last year. The high number of nursing homes that experienced their very first cases of COVID-19 this year -- while fending them off during the horror of 2020 -- is among the clear indications that this pandemic isn’t over. There are many reasons for optimism, particularly the huge turnaround that started in the second half of December when vaccines started rolling out. We found that has led to a decline in nursing home cases exceeding 80 percent. But this is not a time to act irresponsibly or get overly confident.

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

New Keep Maine Open campaign encourages mask wearing to curb COVID-19

A broad group of Maine business leaders, health professionals and public safety officials are urging people to keep wearing masks as they await vaccination against the novel coronavirus. 

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

Statement: Congress passes much-needed COVID-19 funding bill

 The House of Representatives passed a revised version of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Wednesday. 

“We don’t attack those negative messages. We just have to profoundly overwhelm the senses with the positive messages — in addition to showing them the spot on your arm where you got the shot.”

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

Statement: Nearing 500,000 American deaths from COVID-19

The number of U.S. deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which now stands at around 490,000, will soon surpass half a million people.

Consumers still at risk for harmful over-the-counter drug products of all types because of soft federal regulations.

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