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Mailman Faculty on Hurricane Sandy's Impact

Faculty have been interviewed about Hurricane Sandy, from preparations for the storm and continuing into cleanup efforts. Topics have included hospital evacuations, water safety, and mental health implications.

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Print and Online

"Mold is a very big concern post-Sandy. Spores can become airborne if disturbed, and when they get into your lungs they can lead to respiratory problems, pneumonia and serious infections. People end up quite ill." - Michael Reilly in The Atlantic, Nov. 16, 2012

"Direct victims of a disaster are at greatest risk of developing post-traumatic emotional problems, followed by rescue workers, followed by some of the general public." - Lloyd Sederer in Huffington Post, Nov. 7, 2012

"From a longer-term perspective, you start looking at things like the effects of the power outage: What does that mean for the spoilage of food? For the contamination of the water supply? You also worry about access to routine medical care." - Patrick Kinney in Scientific American, Nov. 6, 2012

"There's no question that the best thing the federal, state and municipal governments can do to protect against psychopathology in these kinds of situations is to restore the day-to-day functioning that keeps everyone healthy." - Sandro Galea in The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2012

"This reveals to me that we have to be much more imaginative and detail-oriented in our planning to make sure hospitals are as resilient as they need to be." - Irwin Redlener in the Wall Street Journal, Nov. 1, 2012

"The literal movement of food into the city is the problem; that's the thing that's going to be the trick." - Irwin Redlener in the New York Post, Oct. 31, 2012









November 3, 2012