Harvard study indicates thousand of Puerto Ricans died in hurricane
The White House claims that sixty-four Puerto Ricans died during Hurricane Maria. Experts and residents alike were skeptical of that number, but the White House wouldn’t budge. A recent study out of Harvard links at least 4,645 deaths to the hurricane. From the article: “The Harvard findings indicate that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts, and the study criticized Puerto Rico’s methods for counting the dead — and its lack of transparency in sharing information — as detrimental to planning for future natural disasters.” These failures indicate that much of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure needs to be updated.
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