The TAPS Daily - August 18, 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. Exclusive: U.S. Postmaster General to pause all operational reforms after outcry
    (Reuters)
    The U.S. Postmaster General says he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election.
  2. How the battle over the U.S. Postal Service is costing veterans dearly
    (Task & Purpose)
    80 percent of veterans get their VA prescriptions by mail and a growing chorus of them are sounding the alarm after experiencing significant postal service delays for needed medicines.
  3. FDA approves emergency use of Yale's COVID-19 saliva test used in NBA
    (NBC News)
    A Yale developed COVID-19 test that "is simpler, less expensive, and less invasive,” is being called groundbreaking by the FDA and just received the agency’s emergency approval use.
  4. Coronavirus deaths among Veterans Affairs patients rising in August
    (Military Times)
    COVID-19 deaths among Veterans Affairs patients have increased steadily in recent weeks, putting the department on track for its most monthly fatalities from the coronavirus.
  5. Teens struggle to balance school, family, work amid COVID-19
    (AP)
    Educational disruptions forced by the pandemic are hurting teenagers at a time when many families also are struggling with layoffs and child care for young kids.
  6. Nine COVID-19 Myths That Just Won't Go Away
    (Scientific American)
    Coronavirus conspiracies abound online. Here’s the most persistent myths about COVID-19.
  7. Girl Scouts Announce A New Cookie for 2021
    (USA Today)
    A new Girl Scout french toast-inspired cookie "dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite" will be coming to a waistline near you in 2021.
  8. Trump offers pardon to Susan B. Anthony
    (The Hill)
    President Trump said Tuesday he would grant a full pardon posthumously to Susan B. Anthony, the famed suffragette who played a critical role in securing the right to vote for women.

 

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