Study: Katrina Kids are sickest children in the U.S.

FromFacing South:

Hurricane Katrina’s youngest survivors are now the sickest children in the United States, according to areport released Monday by the New York-basedChildren’s Health Fund and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Facing South has the specifics.

And here is a quote from the above link to really think about:

“The recovery from Katrina was actually handled far worse even than
the initial response,” study author Irwin Redlener, a professor at
Columbia’s School of Public Healthtold the New York Daily News. “It’s just disappeared from public view with an assumption that whatever was done is over.”

And people were horrified and outraged by the initial response…

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