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Derrick Z. Jackson

Healthcare swept away

By Derrick Z. Jackson
September 21, 2005

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ONE OF THE most sordid stories to come out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was the discovery of 154 bodies in hospitals and nursing homes. They account for 21 percent of the currently counted fatalities in Louisiana. Despite the heroism of doctors and nurses, The New York Times wrote, ''the collapse of one of society's most basic covenants -- ... (Full article: 726 words)

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