The TAPS Daily - August 20, 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 has scrambled the meaning of American exceptionalism
    (USA Today)
    The country who led allies to victory in the Second World War and humanity to the moon now finds itself as a reverse role model during the worst public health crisis in a century.
  2. Teachers could stay in classroom if exposed to COVID-19
    (ABC News)
    New guidance from the Trump administration declares teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers” exempting them from quarantine requirements after being exposed to COVID-19.
  3. Asymptomatic Children Carry Higher COVID-19 Viral Load Than Adults In ICUs, Study Finds
    (WBUR)
    A study released Thursday shows that children may play a larger role in community spread of COVID-19 than previously understood.
  4. Pharmacists can now give childhood shots, U.S. officials say
    (Today)
    Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases.
  5. How quarantine has inspired new amateur astronomers and stargazers
    (Yahoo)
    Gazing at the stars is the world’s newest pandemic hobby.
  6. Second senator tests positive for coronavirus
    (The Hill)
    Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said on Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second senator known to do so.
  7. Two die fighting California lightning fires, tens of thousands flee
    (Reuters)
    Authorities are warning all 40 million California residents to be ready to evacuate
    after nearly 11,000 lightning strikes this week ignited 367 fires.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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