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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:58 AM

Puerto Rican Government Quietly Admits 1,427 Died in Hurricane

Source: The Daily Beast



The government of Puerto Rico has quietly admitted more than 1,400 people appear to have died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—a figure that is more than 20 times its official death toll. Several academic assessments of the aftermath of Maria placed the death toll much, much higher than the Puerto Rican government’s official figure of 64. Now, in a draft of a report to Congress requesting $139 billion in recovery funds, territory officials admit that 1,427 more people died in the last four months of 2017 compared with the same time frame in the previous year. The figures were released quietly—they come from death-registry statistics released in June, but they were never publicly acknowledged by officials, according to The New York Times. “Although the official death count from the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety was initially 64, the toll appears to be much higher,” said the report, titled “Transformation and Innovation in the Wake of Devastation.” In another section, it said: “According to initial reports, 64 lives were lost. That estimate was later revised to 1,427.”

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DonViejo Aug 9 OP
democratisphere Aug 9 #1
lark Aug 9 #2
muriel_volestrangler Aug 9 #3
Roy Rolling Aug 9 #4
Mc Mike Aug 9 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 9 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:11 AM

1. The drumpf numbers are always fake; that's right, fake!

Whether it is death counts, unemployment numbers or tax cut benefits to the masses, the numbers are always rigged making them fake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:16 AM

2. The sad thing is most of the deaths occurred in the aftermath of the hurricane.

In other words, these were often preventable deaths but the staggering lack of concern and actual racial hatred from the drumpf administration doomed them.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:20 AM

3. Yeah, preventing immediate death and damage is very hard, but recovering from it

can be done well, or badly without much of an attempt. And Trump barely lifted a finger.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:17 AM

4. STEAMED

As you can see from the caps, I'm pissed. LOL

Why does this regime have to lie about every fucking thing? And there's a serious answer---it is criminal civil disobedience.
The regime thinks it can commit crimes faster than the legal system can prosecute them. Congress, the lawmakers, use their inaction as a weapon to actively defend the Trump GOP.

And that's why they lie about every fucking thing. While people chase them down for the last lie they are telling ten more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:09 PM

5. Heckuva job, tRUmpie.

Climbing toward the last repug sheisskopf's disaster bodycount.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:22 PM

6. Is that the final answer?

Or are people still dying as a result of hurricane damage and governmental neglect?

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