The TAPS Daily - August 7, 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. White House rejects Democrats' offer for $2 trillion stimulus price tag
    (CNN)
    The Trump administration on Friday rejected an offer to agree to a stimulus price tag of around $2 trillion, the latest indication that talks may collapse completely.
  2. U.S. coronavirus: Masks could save 70,000 by December 1, model says
    (CNN)
    U.S. coronavirus deaths could hit 300,000 by December 1, but 70,000 lives could be saved if more Americans simply wore masks, a new model predicts.
  3. New military coronavirus cases show lowest increase in months
    (Military Times)
    While the services’ count of COVID-19 diagnoses crossed 30,000 this week, the number of new cases showed a drop in the virus’s rate of spread.
  4. Trump administration covers full Guard costs for just some states, frustrating governors
    (The Hill)
    The Trump administration's decision to single out some states not be required to pay National Guard costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic frustrates governors who see politics at play.
  5. As Fauci battles the pandemic and politics, his grateful neighbors celebrate him as a hero
    (Stars & Stripes)
    Dr. Anthony Fauci’s neighbors are making sure his work as the nation’s top infectious disease expert is appreciated and his family feels supported during the coronavirus pandemic.
  6. Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'
    (BBC)
    People with symptomless COVID-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested.
  7. 8 Things You Never Knew About The Purple Heart Medal
    (We Are The Mighty)
    August 7 is Purple Heart Day. A day when we are encouraged to pause and reflect on those wounded in battle and those who have given their lives in service to our country.
  8. Perseid meteor shower will peak next week — here's how to watch
    (Today)
    As schools weigh reopening, here's how they can lower coronavirus risk.

 

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