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On Maria Anniversary, Nurses Condemn Doubt Over High Death Toll in Puerto Rico

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria striking Puerto Rico, National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, today condemned any doubt about reports that the death toll from the hurricane and its aftermath reaches into the thousands—following President Trump’s recent comment that thousands of people in Puerto Rico “did not die.”

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September 20, 2018

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Hospitals face critical shortage of IV bags due to Puerto Rico hurricane

Hurricane Maria crippled a key maker of fluid bags, and as ‘wellness’ clinics pay a 600% markup, hospitals unable to afford them scramble to make do without

Julia Carrie Wong writing for The Guardian
January 10, 2018

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RNRN volunteer Betty Woods at a homeless encampment in Puerto Rico

Nurses Returning from Second Puerto Rico Mission Call Any Removal of FEMA Aid ‘Premature and Deadly’

Puerto Rico cannot go back to a ‘normal’ economy when patients have not received the necessary help they need to go back to any kind of ‘normal’ life.

Bonnie Castillo, Director of Health and Safety and Registered Nurse Response Network
February 6, 2018

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