Dr. Gupta says there are Haitian citizens on the ground who know what's happened and where the need is greatest, but instead of gathering vital information and focusing on lifesaving efforts, security has become the top priority.
"Unless you save people's lives, unless you get them some care, the security's not going to matter," Dr. Gupta says. "And, by the way, if you increase the access to medical care, they're going to decrease security concerns. People are desperate. That's why these security concerns go up."