Sunday, November 23, 2008

Katrina Kids: Sickest Ever

Even before the storm, they were some of the country's neediest kids. Now, the children of Katrina who stayed longest in ramshackle government trailer parks in Baton Rouge are "the sickest I have ever seen in the U.S.," says Irwin Redlener, president of the Children's Health Fund and a professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. According to a new report by CHF and Mailman focusing on 261 displaced children, the well-being of the poorest Katrina kids has "declined to an alarming level" since the hurricane.

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Blogger doctorj2u said...

I have no doubt of the truth of this report. I was in Pass Christian, MS this afternoon. More than 3 years after Katrina it STILL consists of trailers, but America has moved on and can't be bothered. I would like to see some sign that this country cares. Besides the wonderful volunteers, it is hard to understand what "country" means anymore.

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