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New Orleans Airport as Field Hospital

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reopens to commercial air traffic. For more than two weeks it was the site of a makeshift hospital.

Medical teams said there were many heroic efforts and few deaths. But they criticized FEMA and the American Red Cross for bureaucratic delays that affected their ability to care properly for patients.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.