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Thursday, September 13, About that Puerto Rican hurricane death toll. I can't help but agree with President Trump when he cast aspersions on the newly increased death toll attributed to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year.
In a tweet, Trump said: As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like That number was produced by public health experts at George Washington University in Washington in a report commissioned by the U.
The study found that those deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria from the time it struck in September to mid-February of this year. The report compared predicted mortality under normal circumstances and deaths documented after Maria. There's more at the link. Just read the comments above, and think about them.
The study did not count actual bodies on the ground, or look at how they died. It calculated the total number of deaths in the period under discussion, and compared them to death tolls in the same period in previous years, then classified the discrepancy as "hurricane Maria deaths".
It did so without actual, physical evidence that the hurricane or its aftermath had actually caused the deaths in question - it simply assumed that.
This was a purely statistical analysis. What's more, the emphasis on emotion rather than fact - "Puerto Ricans do not deserve to have their pain questioned" - is complete and utter nonsense. You can't quantify emotion. You can - and should - quantify facts.
If you don't, and you act according to wrong information, then on your own head be the consequences. Heinlein's dictum comes to mind.
I find this study highly suspect. One can find similar increased death tolls in other areas, but with autopsies, witness statements, etc.
Death rates due to the misuse of opioids are climbing dramatically, but in every case, the cause of death can be measured, medically confirmed, and verified.
How do we know that opioids weren't responsible for at least some of the "excess" deaths in Puerto Rico? What about deaths caused by vehicles?
How do you know whether an accident was due to increased traffic, caused by aid distribution after the storm, or a drunk driver?
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It only looked at numbers, and made assumptions. Furthermore, there's a very clear indication of why Puerto Rico would want to inflate its death toll as high as possible.
The Wall Street Journal reports: The release of the George Washington University study comes as the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches on Sept. There is no money specifically to help Puerto Rico in the government funding bills that both chambers are considering for next year.
Again, more at the link. You don't suppose there might, just possibly, be a link between a dramatically higher claimed death toll on Puerto Rico, and its demand for billions upon billions of US taxpayer dollars to spend on itself?
Based on their track record, I'd even say it's likely. What's more, the amount of aid "for projects" that the island is requesting is - surprise, surprise! You don't suppose much of that taxpayer money - if we're so unwise as to give it to them - might be used, not for "projects", but to dig the island out of the financial hole it's dug for itself over the past few decades?
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