Health

Reinstate Shelter-In-Place Order to Save Lives

The COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse and not better, and the first wave is far from over. Many states reopened far too early, and people are losing their lives because of it. Demand that shelter-in-place orders get reinstated to protect the lives of Americans.

Protect Seniors’ Legal Rights in Nursing Homes

New York has offered sweeping immunity to nursing homes to protect them from coronavirus lawsuits, but many of those protected have long records of abuse and neglect. Seniors have a right to seek damages for their suffering. Demand that this law be overturned, and that these harmful and undeserving institutions be strictly supervised.

Protect Vulnerable People From Toxic Diesel Fumes

Lives are in danger as shipping and fossil fuel companies attempt to use coronavirus as an excuse to pollute more. This puts thousands of Californians at risk for asthma, cancers, and other ailments. Demand that the health of human beings come before profit.

Stop Ignoring Surging Coronavirus Deaths

Brazil’s president is threatening to reopen the border even though the country’s coronavirus infection and death rates are the highest in Latin America and still on the rise. Medical experts have warned that Brazil is far from their peak in cases. Demand President Bolsonaro cease to reopen Brazil’s borders, at least until coronavirus rates begin to fall.

Fund Mexico’s Failing Health System During Pandemic

Thousands of Mexicans are dying preventable deaths due to Mexico’s drastically underfunded healthcare system. During the coronavirus crisis, nurses and doctors have reported severe lack of basic equipment, such as gloves, masks and heart monitors. Demand President López Obrador provide immediate funding to save thousands of lives.

Stop Deadly Downplaying of Coronavirus Death Toll

Coronavirus cases and death rates are seemingly drastically underestimated in Venezuela. The country has reported only 10 deaths, despite the collapse of their health system even before the pandemic. Demand President Maduro require reporting of Covid-19 cases and release accurate data so that the coronavirus can be properly responded to.

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Punish Man Who Allegedly Hoarded and Price Gouged Life-Saving Masks During Pandemic

Richard Schirripa allegedly hoarded thousands of much-needed medical masks to sell at exorbitant prices during the pandemic. While healthcare workers across the country had to make do with insufficient protective gear, Schirripa was allegedly selling masks out of his car. Demand that prosecutors seek the harshest punishment in this case.

Recruit Sniffer Dogs to Test for COVID-19 in Airports

COVID-19 testing could be revolutionized by implementing specially trained sniffer dogs in airports, saving thousands of lives. These canines may be able to sniff out novel coronavirus infections and other debilitating illnesses before the symptoms even present. Demand support for this vital avenue of research.

Don’t Give Deadly Drug to Veterans With COVID-19

President Trump’s administration is giving hydroxychloroquine to America’s veterans despite evidence that suggests the drug does more to harm to COVID-19 patients than good. Sign our petition and demand that the Trump stop using veterans as guinea pigs.

Protect Latino Workers in Meat Production Plants From Coronavirus

Latino workers at meat production plants are contracting Covid-19 at disproportionately high rates compared to white Americans. The plants are hotspots for the virus. Demand these facilities strengthen health and safety standards and ensure employees are receiving the proper resources to protect against Covid-19.

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Don’t Endanger Parishioners By Reopening Churches During Pandemic

President Donald Trump has declared that all religious institutions should be considered “essential services” and kept open in the midst of the pandemic. This is in spite of significant evidence that such congregations can be especially prone to contracting the coronavirus, with several cases already occurring in churches that were recently reopened. Demand that Trump rescind this dangerous statement and allow states to keep their citizens safe.

Don’t Put Flood Victims’ Health at Risk Because of Politics

President Trump is considering cutting Michigan off from essential aid and funding following a devastating disaster because of political disagreements. Michigan’s citizens are facing COVID-19 and historic floods that could unleash another toxic killer, all without the support that they deserve. Urge the president to stop the threats and start the healing process.

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Don’t Use Much-Needed COVID-19 Funding to Fight Universal Healthcare

The American Hospital Association is taking funds away from needy hospitals to support a lobbying group that opposes universal healthcare. Medical workers across the country are protesting this unjust misuse of funds. Demand that the American Hospital Association divest from this anti-progress lobbying group and instead funnel its resources to medical centers and workers that desperately need assistance.

Protect Homeless Population During Covid-19 Pandemic

The homeless population in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district has significantly increased since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Residents are crammed on narrow streets and unable to social distance because they have nowhere else to go. Demand San Francisco’s mayor provide increased protections for the homeless in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Trump: Stop Promoting Dangerous Drug for COVID-19

President Donald Trump is continuing to promote and advocate for hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, despite the dangers. The drug causes adverse effects and does nothing to help treat the virus. Tell the president to stop advocating for a drug that is only going to make the situation worse and cause more death.

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Protect LGBTQ Health Clinics from Shutting Down in the Wake of COVID-19

Tens of thousands of LGBTQ citizens may be left without access to healthcare if life-saving health clinics close due to COVID-19. Demand the government step in to prevent these clinics from shuttering.

Don’t Threaten Native Americans Over COVID-19 Protections

Checkpoints that may be saving hundreds of vulnerable Native Americans from coronavirus are in danger of being removed, thanks to demands made by the governor of South Dakota. Legal action has been threatened if the tribes do not comply. Demand that the governor stop her efforts to bully tribal governments.

Protect the Public From Contaminant Linked to Fetal Brain Damage

A contaminant that has been linked to fetal and infant brain damage continues to be pumped into drinking water with no established limit, thanks to a decision made by the Environmental Protection Agency. This comes despite a 2011 study that states the chemical, which is found in rocket fuel, should be regulated. Demand the EPA reverse its decision to deregulate this chemical and instead impose limits in order to protect the public.

Trump: Stop Making Vaccine Promises You Can’t Keep

President Trump is suggesting a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end of the year, a prediction that is unrealistic and misleading. Demand that the President of the United States stop lying to the American people and tells us the truth about COVID-19, the pandemic, and the potential future of a vaccine.

Save Lives From Looming Mental Health Epidemic

Mental illness and suicidal thoughts are on an alarming rise across the world due to the COVID-19 crisis. Without mental health, true physical health cannot be achieved. Demand lawmakers stop ignoring this under-the-radar epidemic and increase funding for mental health.

Expand Family Medical Leave Protection for At-Risk Families During Pandemic

Employees in the United States are at risk of losing their jobs if they need to stay home to protect their family from COVID-19. Something needs to be done; staying home to prevent infecting someone close to you should not lead to losing your job. Demand better protections for employees during this difficult time.

Stop Anti-Lockdown Protests From Threatening Public Health and Safety

Far right anti-lockdown protests in Michigan continue to threaten the health and safety of the public during the coronavirus crisis. One group, Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine, has allegedly threatened to assassinate Michigan’s governor in response to her extended stay-at-home order. Demand far right groups stop inciting militarized protests in order to protect the public and slow the spread of Covid-19.

Trump: Stop Refusing to Wear a Mask During Deadly Pandemic

President Trump refuses to wear a face mask, even after two White House aides tested positive for the coronavirus. Wearing a mask is not only a symbol of respect, but also a primary defense in protecting yourself and those around you. Demand Trump wear a mask in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Tell Fast Food Giants Not to Allow Dine-In Customers During Pandemic

Many US states are re-opening and allowing restaurants to return to normal business operations, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. This is much too early and will lead to an increased rate of infection and too many lives lost. Tell the biggest fast food giants not to allow dine-in customers until a vaccine is widely available.

Reinstate Researchers Fired for Warning Against Relaxing COVID-19 Precautions

The health of thousands of Arizonans is at risk because Governor Doug Ducey chose to cater to wealthy companies rather than protect the most vulnerable people from coronavirus. Ducey has fired the university researchers creating realistic data about the risks of reopening his state too early. Demand that he reinitiate this research in order to save countless lives.

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