It’s a story I’ve been working on for weeks, along with several others, ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall on Sept. 20, 2017. “We stand by the science underlying our study which found there were an estimated 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria,” they wrote. Dr. Rafael Irizarry, a professor of biostatistics who was also part of the Harvard study, chimed in. The San Juan apartment we stayed in had no power and no water. After all, the Harvard study found that the increase in deaths after the storm was mostly a result of the interruption of medical care.
Source: Huffington Post September 13, 2018 23:48 UTC