The TAPS Daily - August 31, 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 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers; virus may impair heart functions
    (Reuters)
    The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
  2. Chadwick Boseman's death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020
    (AP News)
    So far, 2020 has been marred with bad news and tragedy with the deaths of several popular Black icons. Now, the loss of another major figure such as Chadwick Boseman is taking its toll.
  3. Two Epidemics Are Creating a National Security Crisis: COVID-19 and Obesity
    (Military.com)
    A majority of American youth are ineligible for military service due to food insecurities. And that figure is growing during the pandemic with serious national security implications.
  4. Treasury: 70 percent of stimulus payment money sent to dead people has been recovered
    (The Hill)
    Nearly 70 percent of $1.6 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments wrongly sent to dead people has been recovered, according to a Treasury Department official.
  5. COVID-19 exacerbates job woes for veterans, military spouses
    (Military Times)
    The global pandemic is impacting job searches for veterans and military spouses who already faced barriers in employment before coronavirus.
  6. Child care providers struggle as need for services remain for many
    (NBC News)
    Exacerbated by the pandemic, the cost of child care in the U.S. is not a new problem.
  7. Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone
    (AP)
    Getting an Amazon package delivered from the sky is closer to becoming a reality. Remember to select TAPS as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile for all your drone deliveries!

 

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