The TAPS Daily - August 28, 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. Coronavirus model projects more than 317,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths by December
    (CNN)
    A well-known coronavirus model previously cited by the White House forecasts more than 317,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 by December.
  2. As Military and VA Coronavirus Cases Surpass 50,000, Recovery Indicators Appear
    (Military.com)
    The total number of COVID-19 cases topped 50,000 in both the DoD and VA this week, with up to a quarter of the cases in each agency confirmed in August alone.
  3. Guard troops from 3 states heading to Wisconsin to assist with unrest
    (Military Times)
    National Guard troops from Arizona, Michigan and Alabama were heading to Wisconsin to assist with unrest in Kenosha after the Jacob Blake shooting.
  4. U.S. military intercepts 6 Russian jets off Alaska
    (The Hill)
    The encounter in the sky came hours after the U.S. military said a Russian submarine surfaced near Alaska.
  5. First U.S. COVID-19 reinfection case identified in Nevada study
    (Reuters)
    Researchers have identified the first known U.S case of novel coronavirus re-infection.
  6. As Schools Reopen, A New Tool Tracks Coronavirus Cases As They Emerge
    (NPR)
    Looking for a snapshot of coronavirus outbreaks in U.S. schools? The National Education Association has just launched a tracker of cases in public K-12 schools.
  7. The military taught me the power of positive, singular interactions
    (Military Times)
    The majority of our daily interactions are short, immediate, and seemingly inconsequential. But it is those moments which define our character and help make other people’s lives better.
  8. Send a Birthday Greeting to the United States' Oldest Living WWII Veteran
    (Smithsonian Magazine)
    The National World War II Museum is asking well-wishers to send cards to Lawrence Brooks, who turns 111 this September.

 

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