The TAPS Daily - August 19, 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. Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue
    (ABC News)
    The number deaths in Florida from coronavirus surpassed 10,000, as teachers and state officials argued in court over whether schools should be forced to reopen this month.
  2. 8 days into semester, Notre Dame halts in-person classes as 146 students get coronavirus
    (NBC News)
    The two-week suspension came one day after the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill made a similar announcement and Michigan State ordered undergrads to stay home for the rest of the fall.
  3. August Could Be One of VA's Deadliest Months of the Pandemic
    (Connecting Vets)
    So far in August, VA is on pace for 660 deaths, which could make it one of the deadliest months of the pandemic so far.
  4. Working mothers are quitting to take care of their kids and U.S. job market may never be the same
    (CNN)
    Many American parents are having to choose during the pandemic between their jobs and staying home to take care of their kids. More often than not, this burden falls on mothers.
  5. Health warning issued for Sturgis attendees after positive COVID-19 result
    (USA Today)
    A patron of a bar in Sturgis, South Dakota, tested positive for COVID-19 and was able to transmit the virus while attending the massive Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
  6. A surgeon and Navy reservist shares what it's like to have COVID-19
    (Navy Times)
    “Our health care team cannot do this alone; our public health colleagues cannot do this alone; you cannot do this alone; I cannot do this alone. Only collectively can we get through this.”
  7. Coronavirus smell loss 'different from cold and flu'
    (BBC)
    The loss of smell that can accompany coronavirus is unique and different from that experienced by someone with a bad cold or flu, say researchers who have studied the experiences of patients.

 

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