COVID-19

COVID-19 testing put to the test

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Testing is an important tool to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but it's important to know when and how to get tested. 

Number of people living on the streets could triple in the months ahead

By | Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

Eviction moratoriums, unemployment benefits, student loan repayment reprieves are ending, homeless shelters aren't a good option and there's no more relief in sight.

COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments are peddled in new scams

Con-artists always seem to stoop to new lows: Now they’re trying to capitalize on COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines are expected to be available starting this month for certain groups of Americans, including health care workers and nursing home residents. But if you believe the fake emails, text messages and phone calls currently circulating, you may think you can skip ahead to the top of the vaccination list if you simply provide your personal information or pay a deposit.

Con-artists are preying on people's fear of infection or desperation for money

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

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. 

Together Against COVID

More than 525,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Many of those deaths were unnecessary, the sad result of failed leadership from public officials not doing what it takes to respond effectively to the health threat.  

Although there’s reason for optimism as more and more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, it’s not time to let our guard down yet. Unfortunately, many state governors are moving too quickly to lift restrictions that help curb the spread of COVID-19. 

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