COVID-19

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? 

Report | PIRGIM Education Fund | COVID-19

Nursing home safety during COVID: PPE shortages

Seven months into COVID-19 pandemic, 226,000 nursing home residents nationwide at risk

Paying off a car loan was hard enough. Then the pandemic hit.

By | Gideon Weissman
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

By responding to this urgent need for change, we can make consumers better off not just for the pandemic, but also in the years to come.

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.

Report | PIRGIM Education Fund | COVID-19

Auto Loan Complaints Rise

Pandemic worsens existing consumer problems with car buying in CFPB data

Resource | COVID-19

Auto loan complaints rise in pandemic

Purchasing a car is a minefield for consumers at even the best of times. Tricks and traps in the auto marketplace can leave consumers paying more for a car than they should — or, worse, to being victimized by predatory and abusive practices by auto dealers and lenders. Even before COVID-19, consumers buying or leasing a vehicle frequently faced scams, high-pressure sales tactics, and other problems.

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