Dr. Satchit Balsari of Harvard Medical School: “It might seem like the Puerto Rican story may have gotten forgotten in the media…it is very much a reality for the people that are there”

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In this May 16, 2018 photo, a home in the Barrio Jacana Piedra Blanca still has a temporary canvas roof cover eight months after Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, a town where many residents continue without power in Puerto Rico. On Friday, May 18, the restoration of downed power lines will be handed back to the U.S. territory’s bankrupt public utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

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Harvard Medical School Emergency Physician and Faculty and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Dr. Satchit Balsari is part of the research team who conducted the study in the New England Journal of Medicine, which found that the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is at 4,645. He explains how the original death toll differs by about 60%.

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