COVID-19

Although we can't get together in person with family this year, that doesn't mean we have to miss out on holiday food and fun! Here are 9 virtual activities you can do with family and friends, no matter how far apart you are.

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 | CALPIRG | COVID-19, Public Health

San Francisco Mayor London Breed makes the right call to save lives

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that the city would shut down all indoor dining following a 250 percent increase in COVID-19 cases.

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

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 have all plummeted since mass distribution and administration of the vaccines began. Physicians who have treated countless patients sick with the disease are reporting with relief and joy their first consecutive days without seeing any COVID-19 patients in their ICUs.

How did we turn the tide from the dark days of January 2021, when 125,000 people were hospitalized with the disease, with thousands dying every day? 

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | COVID-19, Public Health, Health Care

Report: Nursing homes endure massive PPE shortages

California nursing homes, along with thousands nationwide, are dealing with horrific shortages of masks, gowns and other items they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19, according to “Nursing home safety during COVID: PPE shortages,” a report by the CALPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | COVID-19

Nursing Home Safety During COVID: PPE Shortages

At any given time, about 1.3 million people with long-term medical issues or short-term rehabilitation needs are residing in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes. And too many of them are at risk, according to an analysis of government data by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group.

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.

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