Irwin Redlener, Children’s Health Fund president and a professor of Public Health at Columbia University has found the sickest children he’s ever seen in the USA.
“Forty-one percent of the children are anemic—twice the rate found in minors in New York City homeless shelters—and 42 percent have respiratory infections.”
The kids he’s describing lived in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina. There are still nearly 10,000 families in trailers. A TIME story is here.