"When was it on Hurricane Maria that the people started [dying], was it when the power went out?" On Oct. 29, he died of a heart attack. This number included deaths that were indirectly related to the storm.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora expressed frustration Thursday when asked about President Donald Trump downplaying the number of people who died in the aftermath of a hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico one year ago, calling the President's tweets "disrespectful".
Almost a year after Hurricane Maria barreled across the Caribbean and devastated Puerto Rico, the island has become the focal point of a stormy political debate involving Congress and the White House over how the Trump Administration responded to the disaster. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!' Trump wrote.
George Washington University researchers stood by their study, responding to Trump's tweet by saying the study was carried out "with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference".
"Most physicians receive no formal training in death certificate completion, in particular in a disaster", it states.More news: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino won't blame Michel Vorm for Liverpool opener
"Those are just the facts of what happens when a terrible hurricane hits an isolated place like an island", Ryan said when asked about Trump's tweet.
In addition to force of the hurricane itself, many people died because disease and infection due to the lack of electricity and drinkable water on the island. He said the latest figure was more accurate and stressed that every death in the six months following the storm was not attributed to the hurricane.
"We are scientists. We are public health people". One thing's for sure, and I told you guys before, one thing I am proud, is like, we're standing up on our own two feet, ' Cora said. "This method was never done with previous hurricanes because other jurisdictions know how many people were killed. An independent study said thousands were lost".
As Hurricane Florence continued its destructive path in North and SC on Friday, President Donald Trump has reportedly been fixated on unflattering news reports about his response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017.
"I have an uncle who committed suicide because of the hurricane that happened", said Santos-Vasquez.More news: At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence
"I have no reason to dispute those numbers", Ryan added.
DeSantis and Scott have taken pains to court the Puerto Rican vote, with Florida's outgoing governor having visited the island seven times since Hurricane Maria made landfall.
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