People’s CDC launches campaign to Keep the Public Health Emergency, asks people to share personal stories about why access to Medicare, Medicaid, free COVID vaccines, tests, and treatment is essential.
Biden's White House is planning to end our current COVID-related Public Health Emergency (PHE) declarations, which guarantee free access to vaccines and boosters, COVID treatment like Paxlovid, tests, telehealth, and expands Medicare and Medicaid Benefits. But at the People’s CDC we know that the pandemic isn’t over for anyone until it’s over for everyone.
Join us in demanding our elected representatives legislate access to healthcare for all, and guarantee free access for all US residents to: COVID vaccines, tests, treatment, N95 masks, paid sick leave, well ventilated public spaces, and all other means we need to weather this ongoing crisis.
We invite you to:
Call the White House Comment line 202-456-1111 which is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-3pm ET. Tell them how you will be impacted, and build on the script below.
Ending the Public Health Emergency is Dangerous and Unethical. As of 2023, COVID continues to spread unchecked, killing 400+ Americans per day. Despite decreased access to testing, over 14,000 new cases are reported per day nationwide. The virus continues to mutate rapidly, outpacing vaccines and treatments. Workers still lack sick leave and most buildings lack adequate ventilation. Long COVID is affecting tens of millions of Americans, with few available treatments. The pandemic is not over.
COVID, like nearly all public health issues disproportionately harms and kills low-income, Black, indigenous, latine, elderly and disabled people. This systemic injustice is the overarching emergency.
Universal access to free healthcare, vaccines, tests, & high-quality masks (N95, N99, KN95, or KF94)
Expanded Medicaid & no cuts to Medicare
Free Paxlovid & other treatments
Access to telehealth & remote work
Affordable, quality housing with no evictions
Food stamps for all who need them
Well-ventilated schools, workplaces, & public transit