Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News
On the day this week that Roseanne was canceled because of a racist tweet, researchers from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimated Hurricane Maria caused at least 4,645 deaths in Puerto Rico. Now that is a story. That's almost 5,000 people who may have died, more than 70 times the official government toll of 64. It is more than twice the number who died when Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005.