The TAPS Daily - August 13, 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. U.S. sees deadliest summer day for coronavirus fatalities
    (The Hill)
    The U.S. just saw its deadliest summer day in terms of coronavirus fatalities, reporting approximately 1,500 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday.
  2. Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal
    (The Hill)
    The Senate left Washington, D.C., on Thursday until September — the latest sign that a deal on a fifth coronavirus relief package is, at least, weeks away.
  3. The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed
    (CNN)
    A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in U.S. public health history.
  4. 41 percent of U.S. adults report mental illness due to pandemic stress
    (The Hill)
    New CDC data reveals the prevalence of anxiety, depression and substance abuse during the pandemic. Roughly 10 percent of respondents reported seriously considering suicide.
  5. Over 30,000 Military Troops in COVID-19 Quarantine
    (Connecting Vets)
    For one reason or another -- predeployment quarantine, COVID-19 positive quarantine or basic training quarantine -- more than 30,000 service members are currently non-operational.
  6. Young people are still going out, despite rising rates of coronavirus hospitalization
    (PBS)
    Doctors are warning that young people need to take more precautions, not only to keep from spreading the virus to older Americans, but for their own sakes as well.
  7. How Military Schools Reopened Amid COVID-19
    (NPR)
    Officials at the service academies are hopeful that all the discipline, all the testing, all the restrictions will get them through the year safely.
  8. Celebrity Chef Wants to Give Army Chow Halls a Makeover
    (Military.com)
    TAPS friend, Robert Irvine loves the U.S. military so much he has a fresh-concept restaurant in the Pentagon. Now, he's turning his attention to Army chow halls.
  9. Online events will recognize Navajo Code Talker Day this year
    (Stars & Stripes)
    Navajo Code Talker Day is August 14, and honors the men who used the Navajo language to transmit messages during the Pacific campaign of World War II.

 

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