The TAPS Daily - April 28, 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. National Response to COVID-19
    (Action Alliance)
    As a national convener, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—the nation’s public-private partnership—is mobilizing diverse sectors to collectively lead a coordinated mental health and suicide prevention response effort during and in the aftermath of COVID-19. TAPS is on the Executive Committee for the Action Alliance.
  2. Military closing the gap between new COVID-19 cases and recoveries
    (Military Times)
    With 52 service members testing positive for coronavirus on Monday, a 0.8-percent rise, the Defense Department saw one of its lowest day-over-day increases since February, and an almost equal number of recoveries, with 45 troops cleared of COVID-19 on the same day.
  3. NY National Guard Soldier beats COVID-19 and joins the fight
    (NationalGuard.mil)
    New York Army National Guard Warrant Officer Christopher Gallant has seen both sides of the fight against COVID-19. After surviving the disease, Gallant is back on duty at the Javits New York Medical Station, where more than 1,090 coronavirus patients have been treated.
  4. Coping like it's 1861: America finds comfort in tradition amid coronavirus crisis
    (USA Today)
    Journals, reading, walking dates, bread-baking. This return to olden times feels golden.
  5. Good News, Runners: You Can Still Compete in the Marine Corps Historic Half-Marathon Virtually
    (Washingtonian)
    The Marine Corps Marathon Organization has refashioned its Marine Corps Historic Half so that runners can participate virtually. Even though the original in-person May 17 event in Fredericksburg has been cancelled, as well as the five-mile Semper 5ive and 18.1-mile Devil Dog Double races, runners can still complete the races on their own.
  6. NFL raised more than $100 million during draft for coronavirus relief
    (Yahoo)
    The NFL raised more than $100 million during its draft for coronavirus relief.

 

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

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

  • People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
    (CDC.gov)
    Older adults and those with existing medical conditions are at higher risk with COVID-19. Conditions include heart or lung disease, diabetes, obesity, kidney and liver disease, smoking and immune deficiencies. Learn what to do if you are at higher risk.

 

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