The TAPS Daily - August 11, 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. Biden selects California Senator Kamala Harris as running mate
    (AP)
    Joe Biden named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket.
  2. World marks melancholy milestone: 20 million confirmed COVID-19 cases
    (NBC News)
    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has topped 20,000,000 worldwide and a quarter of them are in the US, according to the latest tally.
  3. Putin claims Russia is the first country with a COVID-19 vaccine
    (Task & Purpose)
    President Vladimir Putin said Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, including his daughter.
  4. Trump's COVID orders too little, too late to help U.S. economy, experts say
    (Reuters)
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend attempt to sidestep stalled congressional negotiations over the next coronavirus aid package will do little to boost the economy, experts said.
  5. Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 2 has a personal connection to the virus
    (Axios)
    New data shows half of Americans, regardless of party affiliation or location, now know someone who's tested positive. In practical terms, this means it's everybody's problem.
  6. Could massive numbers of nursing home deaths have been prevented?
    (Politico)
    The success of warding off COVID-19 by California’s veterans homes suggests the sweeping losses of elderly victims and people with disabilities across the country weren’t inevitable.
  7. Record number of Americans gave up U.S. citizenship in 2020, report says
    (FOX 5 DC)
    A record number of people gave up their U.S. citizenship in the first half of 2020, possibly due to the coronavirus pandemic, a volatile political climate and burdensome U.S. tax reporting.
  8. COVID-19 Transformed At-Home Hospital Care. Can It Last?
    (Time)
    Medical providers and hospital administrators say they need more substantial reforms to ensure their investments in telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic can continue.
  9. The re-emergence of charming 'little wine holes' in Florence
    (CNN)
    Businesses are having to rethink the way they interact with customers during the pandemic. In Italy, some are looking to the past: using centuries-old wine windows to dole out food and drinks.
  10. USS Constitution in Boston reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic
    (Stars & Stripes)
    The 222-year-old USS Constitution in Boston, the United States Navy’s oldest commissioned ship, reopened last week to much fanfare.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

  • Veteran family uses the great outdoors to heal
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Luke and Amy Bushatz knew they needed a big change or they weren't going to make it. So, they packed up their life, two boys and headed west. Their next stop? Alaska.

 

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