Flint Water Crisis Continues its Deadly Toll Five Years After It Began | FRONTLINE
Flint Water Crisis Continues its Deadly Toll Five Years After It Began

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During the Flint water crisis, 26-year-old Jassmine McBride was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. She survived the outbreak, but years later, her story reveals the long tail of Flint’s tainted water. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW FRONTLINE has discovered that total number of deaths related to Legionnaires’ disease in Flint may be much higher than the figure cited by Michigan officials. Our documentary on Flint’s water crisis will premiere on PBS in fall 2019. Sign up for our email newsletter to get alerted when it drops: https://to.pbs.org/2IKIGOm RELATED — “Legionnaires’ Disease Takes Grim Toll After Flint’s Water Crisis”: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/flint-water-crisis-legionnaires-disease-deaths Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline Google+: https://plus.google.com/+frontline/posts FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, the Park Foundation, The John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

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I'm A Nice Guy : Heartbreaking

Darrell French : Bush failed these people Obama failed these people and Trump is looking the other way worried about a damn wall if this country continues to fail our American citizens what does this say about our government and its officials! It says that they're not worth the paper to print their names on to vote for and it's time to put somebody else in there that will take care of the emergency that continue to go on in this country unchecked!!

Sylvain Michaud : Call me crazy, but I think we need a revolution ! These people deserve the support of every American citizen. While some others deserve the same fate as the king in the french revolution (guillotine).

Sweet Tater Pie : RIP Jassmine. Oh Lord, what have we done?

David Chou : Andrew Yang says he would send the feds into Flint to solve the problem ASAP!!

hermenutic : Jordan Chariton has done ground breaking work on this topic.

quest 77051 : GREAT GRAVITY....that's murder.

The Last Operator : Glyphosate in the food and lead in the water. Cant win if you are poor.

jlindsa : Richest country in the World and the biggest danger to the people is local, state, and national government incompetence, government corruption, and government apathy.

Bitsof Bytes : Extinction Rebellion.. Only way

pleasantcrew : F&%kin sickening! This should NOT be happening in this country!

Monk Amani : This is extremely...

Silicon Valley Engineer : a terrible needless tragedy. However, the residents keep re-electing the same crooked politicians that poisoned the water system. The City of Chicago is a demolished, torn up wasteland and no better off than Flint.

Ross : So sad :(

Roy Rodriguez : All these Years!! And Still Nothing Done!! They Should All Be Taken Down From Office, even if is by Force of the People By the People.

NAHSHON YISRAEL : pissed !

The Greasy Strangler : And that is not the only area where the water is contaminated

Bitsof Bytes : Look at whos .. What.. Mafia is in WH.. Thats "why

ladida smith : Move people!!! Don’t stay there, water is life!

Carlos Gutierrez : Why dont people get water from the river with buckets?

Mojo Jaye : Heartbreaking

Ameena Williams : They killed my babies 2 miscarriages in 2014 and 2015 they caused so many people pain and suffering they should be held accountable

Claudette S : Very sad.

THE REALITY : Real advice right here folk's *I am never posting this again* , As someone who wear's suit and ties, Never ever trust whitey in his fancy suit and tie or his femal counterpart self preservation is his/her highest order and power is the name of the game, I know they say everything is fine in a calm soothing voice, But guess what everything is not fine it's much much worse than you can imagine or comprehend, They lie all the time and I mean all the time especially in government stop being so stupid black people and all people really. *-THE REALITY-*

Anthony Wall : This is horrible. It is for the organized crime method against Native Americans first, and still, through each. Let just one teach. Free speech. That's all we need. The justice yet is ill defended, oh, and how; please read. The native way alone will not recede. It, lone, must lead. It leads the campus course long lost; re-fill. Re-legion; gain through sides to ease the hill. We must lend the chief the means to seize: be still. These are not means; these systems that afford. We're in a/the trap, and each land the same, and thank god. There is a thing without a name. They teach of this; named god/s. CT, you fall to ground. Forever nods. Campus Marcius stirred the pseudo-peace; beasts!!!! Campus Marcius rises in the east; peace.... _:l

Ronald Petrin : Sky is falling...Only one comment has any merit. Eighteen months in people were given water. Oddball legionnares disease more likely just human related warmer climate most likely does not help. Failure yes..scientific unknowns probably also some denials and dragging ass incompetence and usual cover up.. Get informed not a conspiracy it's science, legionairesa bug in the water, difficult problem. Ignoring climate change and its implications and recent deregulation does not help US from our environmental pains. Also dangers of the work place. Such as oversight for quality personal safety environmental on oil platforms going in off NE coast permits given? "Deep Water Horizon"rerun? ALL US doesn't need. Due to recent regulatory gains by big petroleum...other gains elsewhere. Fracking oil platform installs regulations all made easier thanks to Trump at whose cost? Class war is color blind. Remember "Science is not a political conspiracy." They scientist teachers and in practice do good work for the overwhelming degree. They save our arses. Doesn't mean they don't need oversight, a second look. Remember statistics don't lie its the people who (interpret) use them. Like anywhere else there is good there is evil. Who are you to judge? Do seek the TRUTH...lots of foreign disinformation. Come together on things all of US believe in. We do better when we work TOGETHER. The world is under new man made rudely imposed environmental conditions all the living is becoming aware of. We got US here. We can solve this. It is our moral and civic duty to solve it. ALL of US need to demand it!

Francisco Raposo : I would love all the Trumpsters who wrap themselves in the flag and call this the greatest country on earth to explain to me how any of this is "Freedom." Yeah, and Obama sold these people out too. It's not a black thing and it's not a white thing. Poor people send their kids into the military to die and for what? The way I see things, the rich are the only ones being protected in America.

Nancy Desch : God what have we done with our beautiful country and planet?  We've polluted it within an inch of it's life and still the people who are responsible can't acknowledge what has been done.  How long has the water there been this tainted?  Maybe the last 100 years?  It's Three Mile Island all over again.

JPH FOREX : Yeah..let's have more government...Bush/Obama/Trump.....doesn't change...except in CON -gress

Lee Eby : NPR which is a left leaning broadcast said the other day that flint switched back to Detroit water system 18 months into the crisis and now their water is among the safest in the country

Reindelph : *Legionnaires Disease is caused by inhaling a bacteria. It is a form of pneumonia. It is not caused by lead in the water. The number of people who don’t know this is astonishing and videos like this don’t help. It is purposely misleading to make you think they are related. Water that left the treatment plant would have been tested and cleared of any kind of pathogens. The water that comes out of a treatment plant is virtually sterile. Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease, grows in standing water. What likely happened was these people didn’t use their tap water for a long time, it sat still in the pipes or hot water tank, and Legionella grew. Then they finally took a shower, the bacteria became airborne, and they were infected. Related to the water crisis, yes. Caused by the water crisis, not really. Legionaries Disease is very rare, but it is commonly associated with showering in water that has been standing for a long time, such as with vacation homes that are unoccupied for extended periods of time. This “outbreak” could have happened anywhere people weren’t using their water for extended periods of time. If you have a vacation home, run the tap water and allow the hot water tank to completely cycle through with new water before showering. /u/neatopat

Z Jones : Why didn't she just drink only bottled water? That's what we do.

David Chou : But Obama did that stunt in front of the cameras -- twice! -- sipping Flint water...why do Democrat Party hacks still defend that???

Gordon Tendick : I thought Flint water had elevated lead levels, not bacteria... Legionnaires disease is caused by bacteria. How is this related?