The TAPS Daily - August 5, 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. Fourth service member COVID-19 death was a Virginia pastor
    (Military Times)
    A fourth U.S. service member has died from COVID-19, the first coronavirus related death among active duty personnel since late May.
  2. Pandemic's effect on already rising suicide rates heightens worry
    (Roll Call)
    The nation’s suicide rate reached historic highs prior to COVID-19 and the impacts of ongoing pandemic have heightened risks, worrying experts, health officials and lawmakers.
  3. Trump spares only Texas and Florida in cutting funds for National Guard
    (Politico)
    When President Donald Trump directed states to pay for federal deployment of the National Guard in response to nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, he made two big exceptions: Texas and Florida.
  4. 'It's whiplash': Dead people may yet get their stimulus checks
    (NPR)
    It’s a surprising twist in the monthslong back and forth within the government over whether the deceased are eligible for the payments.
  5. Urgency to Bear Witness Grows for Last Hiroshima Victims
    (Time)
    In Japan, a dwindling group of survivors - hibakusha - feel growing urgency to tell their stories as the last witnesses of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago this week.
  6. Pushing Through the Pain as Beirut Wakes up to Effects of Devastating Explosion
    (ABC News Twitter)
    In a moment described as "beauty from ashes" this Beirut woman played "Auld Lang Syne" on piano at home while surrounded by debris caused from a massive explosion. Story linked.
  7. Meet the 'best-kept secret of World War II' — the WASP
    (Connecting Vets)
    On this day in 1943, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was established. The WASP flew a total of 60 million miles performing a variety of missions during World War II.

 

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