Worth reading: Hurricanes and Trump’s war on science

By | 2018-01-11T08:41:16+00:00 September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

First, some important pieces related to hurricanes:

Cindy George in the Houston Chronicle: City’s underserved population foresees uneven recovery

Aaron Caroll & Austin Frakt at the New York Times’ Upshot: The Long-Term Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey

Lisa Rein in the Washington Post: Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

Adrian Florido at NPR: Houston’s Undocumented Residents Left Destitute And Fearful In Harvey’s Wake

Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: The Legal Crises to Follow in Hurricane Harvey’s Wake

Sheri Fink & Alan Blinder in the New York Times: Houston’s Hospitals Treat Storm Victims and Become Victims Themselves

And here are a few of the recent pieces I recommend reading on other public health topics:

The New York Times Editorial Board: President Trump’s War on Science

Anna Almendrala at the Huffington Post: With Trump’s Plan To Rescind DACA, Immigrant Health Gains May Be Lost

Maryn McKenna at NPR: ‘Big Chicken’: The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

Kate Womersley at ProPublica: Why Giving Birth Is Safer in Britain Than in the U.S.

Ed Pilkington in The Guardian: Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?

About the Author:

Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.

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