The TAPS Daily - August 14, 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. Fauci says attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would result in 'enormous' death toll
    (The Hill)
    The nation’s top infectious diseases expert warned of a staggering death toll from coronavirus if the U.S. allowed infections to spread unchecked in an effort to achieve so-called herd immunity.
  2. Congress Tells USPS, VA to Fix Veterans' Prescription Delays
    (Connecting Vets)
    Lawmakers sent letters to U.S. Postal Service and VA senior leaders, demanding they take immediate action to resolve "significant delays" in veterans' mail-order prescriptions.
  3. National Zoo Says Giant Panda Mei Xiang Could Be Pregnant
    (DCist)
    In the darkest of times, a glimmer of hope: The Smithsonian National Zoo could soon welcome a baby giant panda.
  4. Looking Back on VJ Day 75 Years Later
    (Smithsonian Magazine)
    As word of the Japanese surrender spread on August 14, 1945, the world could finally celebrate the end to the deadliest and most destructive conflict in recorded history.
  5. New York City's annual 9/11 light tribute canceled due to coronavirus
    (CBS News)
    The annual “Tribute of Light” installation in remembrance of those who died in the 9/11 attacks, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  6. COVID-19 and MIS-C: What to know about mystery illness in kids
    (Today)
    Much is still unknown about kids and coronavirus, we do know cases of COVID-19 in children are rising and may lead to more cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
  7. Should You Get Tested For Coronavirus Before You Travel To Visit Family?
    (NPR)
    Getting a coronavirus test to make visiting family safe? Not so fast.

 

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