The TAPS Daily - July 20, 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. Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
    (AP)
    John Robert Lewis was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists and a lifelong servant to bridging the racial divides of this nation.
  2. Some Gold Star orphans left without any military assistance under current benefits rules
    (Military Times)
    TAPS leaders have partnered with Rep. Dean Phillips, D-MN, and Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN to add a provision in the annual defense authorization bill mandating military officials provide some transition assistance to Gold Star children who are orphaned after deaths of both parents to ensure another tragedy doesn’t block them from receiving family military benefits.
  3. Coronavirus updates: Florida has 53 hospitals with no ICU beds
    (ABC News)
    The Sunshine State now has over 360,000 cases while the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 140,541 deaths.
  4. Administration seeks to zero out CDC, NIH funding in coronavirus relief bill
    (ABC News)
    Sources report the Trump administration is trying to block vital funding for tests and contact tracing in a federal Republican relief bill.
  5. WHO applauds Oxford coronavirus vaccine data: 'It is good news'
    (CNBC)
    A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and effective.
  6. Washington's Marine Corps Marathon is canceled for the first time
    (Stars & Stripes)
    Organizers canceled the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time in history due to uncertainties of COVID-19 pandemic. Team TAPS originated in the MCM 20 years ago.
  7. They depended on their parents for everything, then the virus took both
    (Stars & Stripes)
    Their family escaped Iraq eight years ago only to be shattered by COVID-19 in America.
  8. 5 Resources for Parenting in a Pandemic: Fall Edition
    (Military.com)
    As school year approaches here are resources to make things a bit easier during the pandemic.
  9. A Navy vet asked federal officers in Portland to remember their oaths. Then they broke his hand.
    (Seattle Times)
    A 53-year old Navy veteran went to the Portland protest with a question. He left with two broken bones in a confrontation with federal officers that went viral.

 

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