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    Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    BBC News - Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    I think I will be sending more money soon. I had a feeling that 50,000 was an underestimation of deaths.

    This approaches the death count of the Tsunami, in a nation of only 10,000,000 people. Truly a horrific calamity.

    he leading US general in Haiti has said it is a "reasonable assumption" that up to 200,000 people may have died in last Tuesday's earthquake.

    Lt Gen Ken Keen said the disaster was of "epic proportions", but it was "too early to know" the full human cost.

    Rescuers pulled more people alive from the rubble at the weekend, but at least 70,000 people have already had burials.

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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    So what takes nations so long to establish their field hospitals in the epicenter?

    Realizing that (perhaps) the majority of those who are heavily wounded at present would not make it to the next week and are dying as I write this post, action should have been taken from the first moment, and field hospitals should have already been established all over the place.

    Besides' Israel's field hospital, that is functioning since Saturday's morning, and the United States' field hospital, that is predicted to start functioning in Wednesday, what other nations are attempting to establish a field hospital?
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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    So what takes nations so long to establish their field hospitals in the epicenter?

    Realizing that (perhaps) the majority of those who are heavily wounded at present would not make it to the next week and are dying as I write this post, action should have been taken from the first moment, and field hospitals should have already been established all over the place.

    Besides' Israel's field hospital, that is functioning since Saturday's morning, and the United States' field hospital, that is predicted to start functioning in Wednesday, what other nations are attempting to establish a field hospital?
    Many other nations are sending help to Haiti, not just the US.

    The problems with quickly establishing a hospital are many. Airports are down, roads are down, there is no way to get there easily. Displaced and desperate people are making the job more difficult, there is danger from looters and etc. Getting doctors there is one thing, but then there is the matter of medical supplies.

    Did you happen to see 60 Minutes last night? Doctors were operating with whatever they had on hand, trying to save as many lives as possible.

    Haiti was a hellhole before the earthquake. That is not helping either.

    Two hundred thousand people out of a small nation. What a tragedy.
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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Canada's DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) was on the ground in Port-au-Prince on Wed (two days after the quake) with water purification plants, a field hospital, helicopters, and communications/logistical support teams.

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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Hmmmm........2% of the population.....

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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Hmmmm........2% of the population.....
    And that's the amount of killed.
    There are also the wounded, those who've lost everything they had and those who were displaced.

    I'm afraid that the toll would only rise, as the injured are still massively dying at the streets.
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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Many other nations are sending help to Haiti, not just the US.

    The problems with quickly establishing a hospital are many. Airports are down, roads are down, there is no way to get there easily. Displaced and desperate people are making the job more difficult, there is danger from looters and etc. Getting doctors there is one thing, but then there is the matter of medical supplies.

    Did you happen to see 60 Minutes last night? Doctors were operating with whatever they had on hand, trying to save as many lives as possible.

    Haiti was a hellhole before the earthquake. That is not helping either.

    Two hundred thousand people out of a small nation. What a tragedy.
    The United States military has air-deliverable assets that could have and should have been deployed on Day 1.

    I just heard on FNC that the USAF is air dropping supplies into several different areas where relief is critical. They've acknowledged the risks involved with air-drops, but they're also recognized the result if they don't do it.
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    Re: Haiti quake: Death toll may be 200,000, US general says

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    So what takes nations so long to establish their field hospitals in the epicenter?

    Realizing that (perhaps) the majority of those who are heavily wounded at present would not make it to the next week and are dying as I write this post, action should have been taken from the first moment, and field hospitals should have already been established all over the place.

    Besides' Israel's field hospital, that is functioning since Saturday's morning, and the United States' field hospital, that is predicted to start functioning in Wednesday, what other nations are attempting to establish a field hospital?
    There are other countries like Switzerland I think that is setting one up.
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