COVID-19 continues to pose a challenge for our country. Together we can do more to protect our health and ensure we're better prepared for any future pandemics.
The Latest on COVID-19
Statement: 1 million Americans dead from COVID-19
STATEMENT: President Biden’s new COVID-19 plan should help curb rampant spread of delta variant
What You Can Do
Tell Congress to approve additional funding for COVID-19 response
PIRG urges Congress to approve COVID-19 funding
Another winter during COVID-19: How to stay safe and sound
Nursing home safety during COVID: Cases and Vaccines
Price gouging: What to watch for to protect your wallet
Statement: As CDC director says, it’s not time to lift restrictions
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have jumped back upward as several governors across the country are lifting restrictions that curb the spread of the virus.
New report: COVID-19 cases in nursing homes drop by 80 percent after mass vaccinations
Despite a sharp overall drop in coronavirus infections in nursing homes in recent months, hundreds of U.S. nursing homes that weathered 2020 without any COVID-19 cases have reported new cases since 2021 began. This happened even though the elderly were among the first to get COVID-19 vaccines during the initial rollout in mid-December, fueling an 83 percent drop in new cases in nursing homes nationwide by early February. In Illinois, new resident cases dropped by 89 percent. Illinois had the largest decrease in cases nationwide in the three weeks after mass vaccinations started in nursing homes nationwide, dropping by 60 percent from Dec. 20 to Jan. 10.
With $1,400 payments on the way, here’s what to do, and not do
85 percent of Americans are expected to get money -- without the need for you do anything, including clicking any email links, providing any information by phone or paying any fees.
Here’s what doctors think you should know when communicating about the COVID-19 vaccine
“We don’t attack those negative messages. We just have to profoundly overwhelm the senses with the positive messages — in addition to showing them the spot on your arm where you got the shot.”
Hospital technicians renew urgent call for Right to Repair medical equipment
The COVID-19 pandemic still rages, but issues facing medical device repair go unresolved.