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    Puerto Ricos death toll rising (even suicides as they go without help for 3 weeks)

    I saw a report of about 8 or 9 people about 4 days ago but it was from Raw Story, so it couldn't be true, right? I don't how many, either do authorities. Bodies are in morgues without anyone to do assessments or autopsies--storm, natural causes, going without equipment or meds for the already sick.

    So before the keyboard experts weigh in with some 'snowflake' metaphor, this is completely logical. You are dying, you know you are dying. For lack of oxygen, you're starving, you are dehydrated, your brain isn't working right, YOU ARE IN PHYSICAL PAIN,. You're out of meds and you don't know when you are going to get any, you know your BP is blood sugar is out of control, you are endlessly nauseous, have splitting headaches, possible delirium--the list gets LONG after 20 DAYS.

    These people are taking themselves out while they still have some control and can do it. I'm betting others are asking for their loved one to help them.

    Higher Puerto Rico Death Toll Reflects Survey Across Island

    By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT. 4, 2017



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    Angel Burbos, left, and Christian Borquez, right, moved scrap metal in San Juan to a truck to be hauled away and sold. CreditKirsten Luce for The New York TimesSAN JUAN, P.R. — Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria more than doubled from 16 to 34 two weeks after the storm as a result of a full accounting intended to add up the piecemeal reports from around the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday.

    Governor Rosselló said at a news briefing Wednesday that he had commissioned the accounting to add up the reports slow to arrive from devastated hospitals and local medical agencies. The new tally may still not be complete, but it offers the clearest picture yet of the death toll and how people died during and after Maria, he said.

    Nineteen people were killed directly by the storm — by drowning, being buried in mudslides, struck by falling objects or otherwise, Governor Rosselló said. He said the others had died indirectly — from a heart attack or suicide, or because they languished without oxygen or necessary medical care as hospitals floundered without power and patients were cut off from care.

    “We were not able to aggregate this complete set of data before,” Governor Rosselló said. “We were getting little bits of certified data, but after yesterday’s effort, we have a more complete picture of what has occurred in terms of direct deaths due to the storm and indirect as well.”

    “I don’t think this will be the final number,” Mr. Pesquera said. “And we’ve never said it will be.”...


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/us/puerto-rico-death-toll-maria.html
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    So the San Juan mayor got it wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    So the San Juan mayor got it wrong
    Is that the best you can do?

    This country is in crisis,and you post petty stuff. A lie to boot.

    No one knows how many will die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    So the San Juan mayor got it wrong
    She said people are DYING. Suicide sure sounds like DEATH to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    She said people are DYING. Suicide sure sounds like DEATH to me!
    Here's the dictionary definition. (I had to check, maybe the RIGHT has it's own version of that as well)...

    su·i·cide
    ˈso͞oəˌsīd/Submit
    noun
    plural noun: suicides
    1.
    the action of killing oneself intentionally.

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    What's the suicide rate and heart attack rate in PR?

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    Mr. Picturetaker,

    Poor mental health is a bitch, wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    What's the suicide rate and heart attack rate in PR?
    Great question. Might not even be possible to autopsy bodies at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    What's the suicide rate and heart attack rate in PR?
    Now? Or before the hurricanes? Kind of an asinine question considering what those poor people are going through now,and in the future.

    Thank goodness our giant techs are stepping in to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    What's the suicide rate and heart attack rate in PR?
    Are you seriously this obtuse? NO ONE KNOWS! They can't get to the dying or DEAD. Bodies are in morgues and just like here, they have to determine cause of death and certify it. They CAN'T! One woman's husband died after the storm and laid in the house and started decomposing so she BURIED him in the backyard last week.

    What part of this as you are typing away because you have ELECTRIC or cellphone service is not SINKING IN?
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