Quil Lawrence

BBC

Quil Lawrence is a BBC correspondent based in Baghdad.

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

What Veterans Think About Sending Active-Duty Troops To Police Protests

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Some military officials have come out against the deployment of active-duty troops to police nationwide protests. Others, including some army veterans, have supported the idea.

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Memorial Day Honor Flights Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Crisis

Monday, May 25, 2020

Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

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Veterans See Caregivers As Even More Crucial In The COVID-19 Era

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Veterans' homes have been ravaged by the virus. The VA has just announced new rules for its caregivers program, but veterans' groups fear thousands will be left behind.

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VA Says It's Getting More Masks For Staff; Workers Say They're Still Unsafe

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been criticized for its lack of preparation and response to the coronavirus crisis and how its serving its vulnerable population.

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VA Head Acknowledges Challenges For Health Care Workers Battling Coronavirus

Monday, April 20, 2020

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says his health system is not overwhelmed, but it has been forced to ration protective gear.

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VA Head Pledges To Provide Health Care Backstop, Responds To Lack Of Gear Claims

Monday, April 20, 2020

Veterans Affairs head Robert Wilkie responded to claims that his staff lack protective gear. He says the VA is fulfilling its "fourth mission" of providing a health care backstop for the U.S.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Orders Public Mask Use To Curb COVID-19 Spread

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Cuomo has joined other states and said people in New York must wear masks in public when they can't remain 6 feet apart, in order to protect the gains his state has made against the coronavirus.

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Public Health Service Poised To Create A Ready Reserve To Fight The Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The U.S. Public Health Service has won congressional authorization for a ready reserve of doctors and nurses to deploy across the country.

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New York City's COVID-19 Death Toll Soars Past 10,000

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

City officials have recalculated the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus to include some 4,000 people who died at home probably from the illness but who were not tested.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He Won't Fight With Trump

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

And despite his combative tone on Monday, President Trump on Tuesday afternoon said he would be making decisions about how to reopen the economy in consultation with governors.

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Public Health Service Needs Ready Reserve To Back-Fill Jobs, Advocates Say

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The U.S. has a uniformed public health service that can be deployed during a health crisis. So why haven't those health professionals been working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak?

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Coronavirus Updates: Governors Unite, Trump Not Firing Fauci

Monday, April 13, 2020

NPR national, health and politics correspondents recap the latest developments in the response to the coronavirus in the United States.

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Internal Emails Show VA Hospitals Are Rationing Protective Gear

Friday, April 10, 2020

Seven Veterans Affairs staffers have died from the virus, and unions for VA workers have been sounding the alarm about shortages of protective gear and insufficient staffing.

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Coronavirus Latest: Unemployment Numbers, Federal Guidelines For Local Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2020

NPR economics, science and national correspondents present the latest updates in the U.S. response to the coronavirus epidemic.

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New York Still Faces Looming Shortage Of Medical Equipment For Critical Care

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New York state has signaled critical need for medical equipment, requesting an additional 30,000 ventilators. The state is still bracing for a peak in coronavirus cases within 21 days.

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New York Is One Of The States Bearing The Brunt Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 23, 2020

Facing a rapid increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state is ready for the Army Corps of Engineers to start building temporary hospitals.

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New York State Goes 'On Pause,' Orders New Closings For Nonessential Businesses

Friday, March 20, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a strict executive order to stave off further spread of COVID-19. After ramping up testing, the state has over 8,000 coronavirus cases.

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VA Secretary Wilkie: 'We Are The Surge Force'

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In an interview with NPR, Secretary for Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie said the department was ready to deploy if called on to help with the coronavirus pandemic response.

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Veterans Of Afghanistan Conflict React To Negotiations Between U.S. And Taliban

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Afghanistan war veterans react to the U.S.-Taliban accord signed over the weekend — one that would start an American troop withdrawal.

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Recent U.S. Veterans Are Coming To Consensus On Iran And Iraq — Across Party Lines

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Veterans groups across the political spectrum have found a growing consensus in favor of winding down American military involvement in the Middle East.

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