The TAPS Daily - August 4, 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. Trump on U.S. coronavirus deaths: 'It is what it is'
    (Al Jazeera)
    President Donald Trump said despite rising deaths the outbreak is "under control," in a wide-ranging and contentious interview with Axios political correspondent Jonathan Swan.
  2. Trump extends National Guard virus mission through 2020 but cuts federal funds by quarter
    (Politico)
    President Donald Trump extended the federal deployment of the National Guard COVID-19 mission but cut funding to support it, ordering states instead to start paying the tab.
  3. VA coronavirus total tops 40,000, even as active cases decrease
    (Military Times)
    The total number of cases among the veterans health system’s patients has grown by more than 10,000 in the last 19 days alone, as the virus outbreak has spiked in hot spots around America.
  4. U.S. Handling Pandemic Worse Than Other Countries, Say Two-Thirds Of Americans
    (NPR)
    With the COVID-19 death toll passing 150,000 mark, a poll found broad support for a single, national strategy to address the pandemic and more aggressive measures to contain it.
  5. Trump says U.S. will draw down to around 4,000 troops in Afghanistan by the November election
    (Task & Purpose)
    Despite continued violence in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has said the U.S. military will draw down to between 4,000 and 5,000 troops in the country by November.
  6. Massive explosion shocks Beirut, casualties feared
    (ABC News)
    Lebanon’s capital was rocked by a massive explosion with a damage radius stretched for miles.
  7. 105-Year-Old WWII Veteran Celebrates Milestone Birthday with Parade
    (Military.com)
    A veteran believed to be the nation’s oldest living Marine just celebrated his 105th birthday!
  8. How To Politely Ask Someone to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines
    (NPR)
    COVID-19 Etiquette: Six common conundrums and a printable pocket guide

 

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