The TAPS Daily - July 16, 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 power shift: Experts have 'deep worries' about hospital data sent to Washington
    (NBC News)
    It remained unclear how hospitals — already strapped for resources — would be able to pivot effectively to a new reporting system during the pandemic.
  2. COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Collection Program
    (Health.mil)
    If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for antibodies, AND you’ve been symptom-free for two weeks, consider donating your plasma at a Military Blood donation center.
  3. Travel Alert: Americans From 26 States Should Stay Home, Per COVID-19 Tracking Site
    (Forbes)
    According to CDC guidelines, you should reconsider traveling if COVID-19 is spreading where you live. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can spread the virus to others while traveling.
  4. Veterans Affairs Pledges $400M to Help Homeless Veterans
    (Connecting Vets)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs pledged additional COVID-19 emergency response funding to help homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness during the pandemic.
  5. Survivors recall 2015 shooting that killed 5 service members
    (Task & Purpose)
    Chattanoogans reflect on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting terrorist attack that killed four Marines and one Navy petty officer at a local recruiting center.
  6. Beach safety tips: How to go to the beach during coronavirus
    (Today)
    Experts say heading to the shore is safer than many other activities, but it's not without risk.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

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Military News

 

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