Puerto Rico continues to deal with the aftermath of hurricane Maria—a natural disaster more lethal than the terrorist attacks on September, 11 2001. From the NY Times:
As hurricane season begins this week, experts are still trying to count the number of deaths caused by last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The latest estimate: roughly 4,600, many of them from delayed medical care.
Residents of Puerto Rico died at a significantly higher rate during the three months after the hurricane than they did in the previous year, according to the results of a new study by a group of independent researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions.
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More than 4,600 died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria, study says
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