The TAPS Daily - April 17, 2020


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.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. 'Thanks for everything you do': Amid coronavirus, good news is happening
    (Good Morning America)
    As the novel coronavirus affects the globe, kindness and uplifting moments are coming to light as we prioritize the health and safety of ourselves and our families.
  2. Little Things Mean a Lot During Stressful Times
    COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we might not have expected. Here are some practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety.
  3. Navy IDs sailor who died from COVID-19 complications
    (Navy Times)
    The Navy has identified the sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt who died Monday from COVID-19 complications. Aviation Ordnanceman Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr., 41, died April 13 at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, the service announced.
  4. This toddler's White House briefing on COVID-19 is the best thing you'll see today
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Three-year-old granddaughter of military veterans, "Dr. Big Sister" Hannah Curtis, delivers a spot on coronavirus briefing from her very own White House.
  5. Major League Baseball players volunteer for largest coronavirus antibody test in America
    (The Hill)
    MLB players and staff are joining a large-scale antibody study to determine the asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus. TAPS is a partner with many teams across the MLB through the TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.
  6. 'Downton Abbey' and 'Star Wars' costume designers are making hospital scrubs
    As the UK faces a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, costume designers from the nation's most popular TV and film franchises are stepping in to help. Both ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Star Wars’ have special connections to the TAPS Family via partnerships within the TAPS Sports & Entertainment and TAPS International programs.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

COVID-19 Key Updates

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

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