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Nurses Condemn Fed Puerto Rico Response, as New Study Cites Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Thousands

NNU further condemned the U.S. government’s slow and inadequate response in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria—given the results of a new Harvard study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine placing the death toll from the storm at 4,645.

RNRN - Registered Nurse Response Network
May 30, 2018

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Puerto Rico

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IV bag

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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Puerto Rico

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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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Puerto Rico