The TAPS Daily - August 3, 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. Marine Corps IDs 9 Troops Lost in Tragic AAV Accident
    (Military.com)
    The Marine Corps has identified eight Marines and one sailor who died after their amphibious assault vehicle sank during a July 30 training exercise in the Pacific.
  2. Gold Star Families now have a week to call their own
    (Connecting Vets)
    The Senate has approved a resolution introduced by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, (R-MS) designating September 20 to 26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week”.
  3. Tropical Storm Isaias Expected To Make Landfall As A Hurricane In Carolinas
    (NPR)
    The National Hurricane Center is warning residents of the Carolinas to brace for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to make landfall as a hurricane by Monday evening.
  4. White House to require random coronavirus tests for its officials
    (Politico)
    As President Donald Trump continues to downplay the need for increased COVID-19 testing across the country, White House officials were told they will be randomly tested for the virus.
  5. Why the Pandemic Is So Bad in America
    (The Atlantic)
    How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation.
  6. 'Hit us at our core': Vulnerable Navajo Nation fears a second COVID-19 wave
    (NBC News)
    Navajo officials want to use the millions in federal aid money to guard against the next public health crisis, but obstacles stand in their way.
  7. With petitions and lawsuits, some students demand lower tuition for online instruction
    (ABC News)
    More than 93% of U.S. students believe that if classes are held online, tuition should be lowered.
  8. How to Evaluate COVID-19 News without Freaking Out
    (Scientific American)
    Disinformation expert Carl Bergstrom gives tips on how to stay calm and make sense of pandemic news.
  9. Fourth-grader who wants to be a Navy SEAL starts service by helping veterans
    (FOX Local)
    A South Carolina fourth-grader who dreams of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL is starting by helping local veterans.

 

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