PUERTO RICO FALLS DOWN THE MEDIA MEMORY HOLE 10-10-2017

Like I said would happen, other than the domestic groups, the Democratic Party, the relatives of people actually living in PR, in New York City and New Jersey mostly, nobody is even following PR at this point.

The situation there is still grave, mostly due to the local, corrupt, political morons in local leadership positions.

The following two links, both New York Times, tell me the six month grid restoration estimate is accurate. People are also starting to die from health issues related to the loss of power and the lack of fuel for hospital generators.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/u…-recovery.html

84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power

By CHRISTINA CARONOCT. 10, 2017

It has been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, devastating huge swaths of the island. At least 43 people have died, a number that may rise as communication systems improve. The island’s health care workers are facing a crisis exacerbated by diesel fuel shortages and low supplies of medicine.

Here’s a look at the recovery effort by the numbers, and the problems that remain.

Only 16 percent of the island has electricity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/u…hospitals.html

Puerto Rico’s Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria

By FRANCES ROBLESOCT. 10, 2017

CAGUAS, P.R. — Harry Figueroa, a teacher who went a week without the oxygen that helped him breathe, died here last week at 58. His body went unrefrigerated for so long that the funeral director could not embalm his badly decomposed corpse.

Miguel Bastardo Beroa’s kidneys are failing. His physicians at the intensive care unit at Doctors Hospital in Carolina are treating him for a bacterial disease that he probably caught in floodwaters contaminated with animal urine.

José L. Cruz wakes up in the middle of the night three times a week to secure a spot in line for dialysis. His treatment hours have been cut back to save fuel for the generators that power the center.

“Because of the electricity situation, a lot of people died, and are still dying,” said Mr. Figueroa’s daughter, Lisandra, 30. “You can’t get sick now.”

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many sick people across the island are still in mortal peril. The government’s announcements each morning about the recovery effort are often upbeat, but beyond them are hidden emergencies. Seriously ill dialysis patients across Puerto Rico have seen their treatment hours reduced by 25 percent because the centers still lack a steady supply of diesel to run their generators. Less than half of Puerto Rico’s medical work force has reported to work in the weeks since the storm, federal health officials said.

Doomer Doug, a.k.a. Doug McIntosh now has a blog at www.doomerdoug.wordpress.com
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