The danger of natural disasters lies not only in the tremendous loss of life and property, but also in the psychological toll they take on survivors.
By Alani Gregory, STAT
The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. The region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched inequality.
By Levi Gahman and Gabrielle Thongs, The Conversation
Stories from storm victims in Puerto Rico are emerging after Hurricane Maria knocked out communications and power on the island. It could take years for some Caribbean islands to fully recover as the storm continues to move across the region…
By PBS NewsHour
Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, leveling homes, knocking out power, and turning the landscape into a “battered wasteland” where some say media coverage was minimal and help was late to arrive. Now, the islands are under…
By Elizabeth Flock
JoeAnne Harrigan, 50, huddled with nine members of her family in the stairwell of her mother’s home when Hurricane Irma smacked Tortola island in the Caribbean on Wednesday. For more than three hours, they took turns holding the door shut…
By PBS NewsHour
Across the islands of the Caribbean, officials are struggling to get aid to residents after the deadly devastation of what was Hurricane Irma. Penny Marshall of Independent Television News reports from the British Virgin Islands, where British Royal Marines have…
By Larisa Epatko
Hurricane Irma destroyed homes and upended cars in the Caribbean this week on its relentless northwestern journey. It is expected to crash ashore in Florida early Sunday.
By Nsikan Akpan
As Hurricane Irma churns north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, before setting its course toward the U.S., here are some numbers you should keep in mind.
By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health News
The vaccine research has sparked controversy because the lead investigator did not rely on traditional U.S. safety oversight while testing the vaccine.
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