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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:44 AM

Sandy inspires first Doctors Without Borders U.S. relief effort

http://www.wsbt.com/health/sns-rt-us-storm-sandy-doctorsbre8a808g-20121108,0,5657956.story


In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Doctors Without Borders has set up its first-ever medical clinic in the United States, and Doyle finds herself on the front line of disaster just miles from her day job.

"A lot of us have said it feels a lot like being in the field in a foreign country," said Doyle, who specializes in internal medicine at New York's Bellevue Hospital, now closed by Sandy's damage.

A week after Sandy swept through New York City, knocking out power and public transportation for days, Doctors Without Borders established temporary emergency clinics in the Rockaways - a remote part of Queens that faces the Atlantic Ocean - to tend to residents of high-rises that still lacked power and heat and had been left isolated by the storm.

"I don't think any of us expected to see this level of lacking access to healthcare," said Doyle.




emphasis mine. Why was Doyle surprised? We're a third-world nation when it comes to healthcare

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 AM

1. When do the missionaries arrive?

Will the UN send CARE packages?

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:58 AM

2. Surprised at "this level of lacking access to healthcare"...Yeah, whoda thunk it?

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