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COVID-19 Response

Comprehensive testing now

Our health professionals don’t have enough fast and accurate COVID-19 tests to meet the current crisis, and we’ll need widespread testing to be able to move beyond social distancing. We’re calling on the head of testing to immediately adopt a comprehensive testing plan to meet this need. 

Protect healthcare workers now

We’re months into the COVID-19 crisis, and health professionals in some areas of the country still lack the supplies they need to protect themselves and care for patients. That's why we're calling on Congress to immediately pass the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act, which would establish a central, transparent system for procuring and distributing critical medical supplies directly to impacted areas. 

Stronger action needed to prevent price gouging

Some businesses are still significantly inflating prices for critical supplies. We need stronger action from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prevent sellers from taking advantage of consumers.

Share consumer tips & resources

How do you avoid phishing and other online scams? Can you get a refund for travel expenses? How do you protect your credit? We’ve assembled a set of consumer tips and guides, and will add more in the days to come. 

Safely Reopen

Public health experts agree, lifting social distancing orders too soon, or without the proper infrastructure in place could cost us thousands of lives, and prolong the impact of the pandemic. As states reopen, we're calling on Governors to follow the advice of public health experts, like former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and put in places a set of critical recommendations for how to safely reopen the state. 

Emergency election procedures

No one should have to choose between getting sick and participating in our democracy. To ensure that every eligible voter can safely cast their ballot amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. PIRG is calling on states to adopt emergency universal absentee voting.

Release ventilator repair information

As the demand for ventilators and equipment used to diagnose and treat COVID-19 rises, we need to make sure equipment is working. We are calling on manufacturers to make all their repair information and service keys available immediately, and recently some manufacturers, including GE and Zoll have responded. We're working to make sure that every ventilator manufacturer gives hospitals what they need.

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