Hurricane Maria death toll over 4600

Hurricane Maria death toll over 4600

The Trump administration, under pressure after initial criticism of its death count, commissioned the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in December to conduct a revised tally of Hurricane Maria deaths. If a family member was missing, but not known to be dead, they were counted as alive by researchers.

Gathering data on Puerto Rico's death counts has been a contentious and hard task.

"Our estimates are roughly consistent with press reports that evaluated deaths in the first month after the hurricane", it added.

The toll has shaped public discourse around Hurricane Maria. They say many residents "were still without water and electricity" at the time the survey was conducted. The Harvard survey conducted among 3,299 households suggests 4,645 more deaths occurred between the storm's September 20 landfall and December 31 than would have been expected under normal conditions. "We have always expected the number to be higher than what was previously reported", said Carlos Mercader, executive director of Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs Administration.

San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a critic of the federal response to Maria, said in a tweet, "This should be a day of collective mourning in Puerto Rico".

In late February, Puerto Rico's governor announced that a team of experts at George Washington University would lead an independent review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid ongoing accusations that the government undercounted the toll.

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"It's really commendable that the researchers are providing as much detail as they're doing in their study", he said.

CNN and the New York Times, among others, subsequently produced studies showing an undercount, but neither arrived at a total as high as the Harvard study. "It's infuriating, that's the bottom line". Alexis Santos, a researcher at Penn State University, and a colleague, used death certificates to come up with a similar estimate.

Google is blocking the World Socialist Web Site from search results. The result is a number somewhere between 800 and 8,500 excess deaths with 5,000 being a central figure. The survey identified 38 deaths after the storm in its sample of 3,300 households. It said this was because no one could answer the survey questions for those people who had been living on their own and died during the storm. They found that 31% reported disruptions in medical services, and more than 14% said they were unable to access medications.

The info confirmed a 62 % improve within the mortality charge within the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in comparison with the identical interval a 12 months earlier, similar to a complete of 4,645 deaths.

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