The TAPS Daily


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. DoD Needs Blood Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients
    (Military.com)
    DoD wants to collect plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 as part of an effort to study its effectiveness as a treatment for the potentially fatal illness.
  2. Military Medical Teams Are Deploying Again to Battle COVID-19
    (Military.com)
    Military medical and support teams have begun deploying to states hit hard by the resurgence of COVID-19, in an effort to relieve overburdened local hospital personnel.
  3. Veterans Affairs COVID cases reach highest levels yet, but hospitalization rates are down
    (Military Times)
    Veterans Affairs hospitals hit their highest levels of active coronavirus cases this week while hospitalization rates of those patients reached their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic.
  4. The Washington Code Talkers: Navajo president proposes new name for D.C. football team
    (Marine Times)
    President of the Navajo Nation has suggested “Code Talkers” for Washington’s NFL team name to honor WWII Marines who used the Navajo language to covertly communicate allied messages.
  5. Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule
    (The Hill)
    The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a policy that would have stripped visas from international students whose courses move exclusively online amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  6. 10 Things Military Members and Spouses Need to Know About Their 2020 Income Taxes
    (Military.com)
    The deadline for federal income tax filing is tomorrow, July 15. Here’s what you should know now that COVID-19 and the CARES Act has made the 2020 filing year interesting.
  7. San Diego rallies around USS Bonhomme Richard sailors who lost possessions in blaze
    (Stars & Stripes)
    Donations for displaced sailors who lost possessions in the fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard are flowing in from the community, according to relief organizations in San Diego.

 

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