Hurricane Maria was measurably one of the strongest, harshest, least-forgiving hurricanes to strike North America and the Caribbean Islands. Puerto Rico, a United States territory, was hit significantly harder by Maria than any other territory or state across the United States of America.
For those that remember the devastating hurricane – hurricanes rearing their hideous selves in the United States, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, and sometimes South America all generate from just miles off the coast of West Africa; as hot weather in the area near the globe’s equator causes water to evaporate from the Atlantic Ocean nearest West Africa en masse, winds push such storms across the Atlantic as they cool down, causing violent storms that wreak havoc across lands they make contact with.
Official statistics from Puerto Rico published last year claimed that only 64 people died within the United States territory’s borders. Most people remember that the power was out for months on end – in some areas, Puerto Rico still doesn’t have reliable power or access to other commodities the rest of the United States does – and that virtually all of the nation’s infrastructure was damaged significantly.
Despite these eye-opening, unfortunate facts of Mother Nature’s guarantee to be fierce, combined with decades of well-tuned research conducted by meteorologists and other peer-reviewed weather freaks and scientists should have sparked an unquenchable thirst for truth in anyone who recognized such discrepancies and recognized their oddity.
Harvard University – the Harvard University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the most reputable colleges for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees across all of planet Earth – put out a study just hours ago that was published in the one and only, peer-reviewed, highly-reputable New England Journal of Medicine, a top academic medical journal, found that an estimated 4,700 deaths occurred as a direct result of Hurricane Maria throughout Puerto Rico.
While the hurricane didn’t take that many lives itself, tons of people were injured by the hurricane, as well as sickened by viruses and bacteria transported in the wake of Maria that was all caused by Hurricane Maria, then left unable to get sufficient health care for themselves because they weren’t able to travel to hospitals, find rooms or even walk-in treatment from medical facilities, or locate those facilities that were even open.
The Harvard study relied on a survey of roughly 3,000 households across P.R.