The TAPS Daily - August 17, 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. COVID-19 now No. 3 cause of death in U.S. But testing to find and isolate cases has dropped off
    (CNN)
    A virus that didn't even exist a year ago has now killed more Americans than Alzheimer's disease, accidents and diabetes.
  2. SSA, RRB or VA benefit recipients have until September 30 to register for IRS child benefit
    (IRS.gov)
    There’s more time to use the Non-Filers tool to get the $500 Economic Impact Payment per qualifying child. The IRS tool is available from August 15 thru September 30.
  3. Dozens of public health officials are quitting during pandemic
    (The Hill)
    Health officials across the country are calling it quits in the midst of a global pandemic as otherwise below-the-radar public servants become the targets of anger and frustration.
  4. VA Preparing for Second COVID-19 Surge This Fall, Secretary Says
    (Connecting Vets)
    The VA, tasked with serving as a last line of defense for American healthcare during emergencies, is preparing for another possible surge of the coronavirus this fall.
  5. As Stimulus Checks Stall, Americans Detail How Congress' Failure Has Affected Them
    (Newsweek)
    Americans are feeling the financial pain caused by the pandemic as negotiations over a new round of economic stimulus have stalled and the Senate in recess through early September.
  6. How a negative pressure room lets families say goodbye to dying loved ones during COVID-19
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Negative air flow is effective in reducing transmission of infectious diseases and this VA Medical Center has re-engineered its use to allow families precious final hours with their loved ones.
  7. America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse
    (The Atlantic)
    COVID-19 is revealing the consequences of America’s failure to get all of its citizens online before this uniquely internet-dependent time.
  8. The Nudge And Tie Breaker That Took Women's Suffrage From Nay To Yea
    (NPR)
    The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified 100 years ago this week when a young state legislator switched his vote last minute because he wanted to make his mother happy.

 

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