The TAPS Daily - April 21, 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. IRS Sets Deadline For Some Military, Seniors And Other Non-Filers To Add Children To Stimulus Checks
    (IRS.gov)
    The IRS has announced that those who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return and have dependent children 16 and younger will need to register with the IRS by April 22 at 12pm Eastern to have a $500 eligible child credit added to their stimulus payment.
  2. "It's OK to not be OK right now." A month of grief, worry and frustration
    (CNN)
    So many people, all around the world, are feeling the same grief and frustration. Vulnerability is a good thing -- and relatable.
  3. Coronavirus chronicles: Here's some good news amid the dire reports
    (CNet)
    From vaccine progress to people uniting in friendship and solidarity, some positive COVID-19 news to keep things in perspective.
  4. COVID-19 has created a world of anxiety and fear. Here's how you can get through it with clear purpose and meaning
    (Task and Purpose)
    How well we manage the fear and anxiety within ourselves, our families and those within our units will be pivotal to how we get through the trauma of COVID-19.
  5. Will Smith has kids ask Dr. Anthony Fauci questions about COVID-19
    (Good Morning America)
    Kids may say the darndest things sometimes, but they also have important questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, too. Will Smith’s new Snapchat series, “Will From Home,” has kids quiz White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci about whatever was on their minds.
  6. Veterans on Burn Pit Registry May Be at Greater Risk for COVID-19, Lawmakers Say
    (Military.com)
    Veterans advocates and lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase outreach and services for thousands of veterans thought to be at-risk for life-threatening cases of coronavirus: former troops exposed to burn pits in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
  7. Coronavirus frontline heroes get free 'Thank You' meals at McDonald's
    (USA Today)
    McDonald's to give free 'Thank You Meals' for first responders, health care workers starting Wednesday, April 22.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

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

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

  • Royal family virtually celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 94th birthday with home videos
    (Today)
    The longest reigning British monarch and World War II veteran marked her 94th birthday today with online reminisces and well-wishes in lieu of traditional celebrations. The Queen earlier this month released a special message encouraging others during the coronavirus pandemic. "I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge."

 

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