Julio Ricardo Varela
Day Before Trump Tweets About Death Count, Puerto Rican Govt Officials Met With White House to Discuss Hurricane María Messaging
PRFAA, the official Washington office for the governor of Puerto Rico, has declined to comment about whether or not the meeting took place.
After Government of Puerto Rico Confirms Much Higher Hurricane María Death Count Estimate, Says GW Study Will Be Made Public Last Week of August
“The official number will be updated once the GW study is out,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration, said.
“Based on death records following Hurricane Maria, the estimated hurricane-related mortality burden of 1,139 excess deaths through December 2017 was higher than the official death toll of 64.”
Government of Puerto Rico Says It Expects GW Hurricane Death Count Study With Estimates in 2–3 Weeks
“We don’t have anything of the actual study in our hands. The government doesn’t have anything right now,” a spokesperson said.
“Anything that would give more clarity to the situation, of course we support it,” the governor of Puerto Rico told Latino Rebels.
“This Court concludes that, with exception to Social Security numbers, the information contained in the death certificates and any additional information is not privileged.”
There Were 1,244 More Deaths in Puerto Rico the Two Months After Hurricanes Irma and María Than Same Period in 2016: And That Number Could Be Growing
It is important to note, as the Department of Health’s own chart says, that the data for 2017 is still preliminary, since the final numbers are going through the quality control process and validation.
New Harvard Study: Puerto Rico Hurricane María Death Toll 70 Times Greater Than Official Number of 64
“This rate yielded a total of 4645 excess deaths during this period.”
“The research process so far, including the paperwork related to contractual and data-use agreements, has taken longer than expected,” a spokesperson told Latino Rebels.
“The total number of deaths above average in September, October and November was 1,230, according to Alexis Santos, a demographer at Pennsylvania State University.”
“As BuzzFeed News asked the questions, Rosselló’s spokesperson tried to conclude the interview.”
Puerto Rico’s Department of Health Says It Is Not Authorized to Provide Updated 2017 Death Statistics
“Therefore, until this investigation is completed, and by recommendation of the CDC itself, we are not authorized to provide new mortality data for the year 2017.”
“We apologize to all the advocates and the members who have been working so hard to address the issue of the DREAMers.”
The CPI said that government agencies have the “the obligation to share requested information.”
“Once the report is prepared, all details will be shared.”
A Tuesday media release from the government of Puerto Rico said that the island’s resident commissioner —a non-voting delegate of Congress— plans to present the seven members of a Puerto Rican statehood commission to the House of Representatives.
As Deaths From September and October Continue to Increase, Puerto Rico Governor Announces Details on Death Toll Working Group
As of this posting, there have now been a total of 537 more deaths in September 2017 when compared with September 2016, and 657 more deaths in October 2017 when compared to October 2017.
After Reports of Higher Hurricane María Deaths, Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Formal Investigation and Review
“We always expected that the number of hurricane-related deaths would increase as we received more factual information —not hearsay— and this review will ensure we are correctly counting everybody.”
“With this, I suggest that the number of total deaths in Puerto Rico is not a fixed one.”