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Public Health Reports: Hurricane Maria and a Generation of Resistencia

In a recent Surgeon General’s Perspective in Public Health Reports, U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams shares his impressions and thoughts from his visit to US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in October 2017 to survey recovery efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Dr. Adams praises the resiliency and the essential optimism of the people of these islands in the face of formidable hardships, referring to them, using a Spanish word for “resistance,” as a “generation of Resistencia.”

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Public Health Reports is the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service and has been published since 1878. It is published bimonthly, plus supplement issues, through an official agreement with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

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