COVID-19

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 | OSPIRG | COVID-19

Governor Kate Brown makes the right call to save lives

 

Gov. Brown announced today that she will be expanding the novel coronavirus (COVID19) restrictions, including restricting restaurants and bars to takeout only and prohibiting visits to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

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

Of all the nations in the world, we’ve had the most deaths from COVID-19. More than 400,000 Americans have died, roughly the same number killed in World War II. The virus is currently spreading out of control in most states across the country.

We can’t go on like this, especially with the prospect of widespread vaccination so close. Unless we start to get our priorities straight, the death toll could reach more than 550,000 by May.

With Election Day coming up, here's a tip guide for what to do before you go to vote, what to take with you and how to stay safe while you’re at your polling place.

Home safe for the holidays

By | Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington and Dr. Syra Madad detail how people can safely gather this holiday season in the era of COVID-19.

Why can I still buy toxic hand sanitizer?

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to stop retailers from selling dangerous over-the-counter products such as toxic hand sanitizer. Our safety system is broken, and we need to fix it. 

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