Crisis in Hurricane Maria’s Wake

The Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico is not going as well as well as officials claim. The death toll is climbing amid a health system breakdown.
 
Broken generators have cut dialysis treatments short, while intensive care patients are being relocated to an American military medical ship. Although it can serve 250 patients, poor communication means only 82 have been sent.
 
Federal reinforcements have arrived, installing generators and facilities, but Puerto Ricans are still bathing in streams and drinking dirty water. A blackout has left 40% of the island without running water.
 
A spike in leptospirosis is also expected. Several deaths from the bacterial disease, potentially caught from floodwater, have already been reported.
 
The New York Times
  

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