Bill Frist from Triage Center at New Orleans Airport: “More Than 8 to 10 People are Dying a Day”

The New Orleans airport has been transformed into a MASH unit. There’s a distribution problem, not enough getting help. With a the mass pandemonium, at this point there is no accurate count on how many have died.

The hallways are filled, the floors are filled. There are thousands of people there,” said Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., who was at the airport. “A lot more than eight to 10 people are dying a day. It’s a distribution problem. The doctors are doing a great job, the nurses are doing a great job.”

Both the number of people left in the city and the death toll remained unknown, because people continued showing up at evacuation sites and dead bodies were still being counted, Brown said.

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