The TAPS Daily - July 22, 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. Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues
    (AP)
    If people who appear healthy can transmit the COVID-19 virus, researchers say it may be impossible to contain.
  2. 1,000 people died of COVID-19 in 1 day. Now U.S. on track to hit 1 million new cases in 2 weeks
    (CNN)
    The U.S. is heading in the wrong direction with COVID-19 numbers, and with astonishing speed approaching 4 million confirmed cases.
  3. U.S. Disaster Response Scrambles To Protect People From Both Hurricanes And COVID-19
    (NPR)
    With peak hurricane season yet to come, southeast communities are grappling with uncertainty over whether it's possible to evacuate to shelters without risking coronavirus exposure.
  4. In Error, Tricare Tells 600,000 Beneficiaries They've Had COVID-19
    (Military.com)
    More than 600,000 Tricare users in the military health system's East Region received emails Friday asking them to consider donating blood for research as "survivors of COVID-19."
  5. Possible 'Breakthrough' COVID-19 Treatment With Natural Protein Reduces Risks
    (Good News Network)
    An aerosol-based protein inhalant has been shown in trials to reduce the risk of death from COVID-19 and reduce the chance of developing serious symptoms by 79%.
  6. A Woman Has Been Confirmed as Commander of the Army Reserve for First Time in History
    (Military.com)
    The Senate confirmed promotion of Maj. Gen. Jody Daniels to lieutenant general and assignment as chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command.
  7. Polar bears could disappear by 2100 due to melting ice, climate change
    (NBC News)
    A study suggests polar bears are at risk of being starved into extinction by end of the century.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

  • Report: Veterans home failed to protect residents from virus
    (Connecting Vets)
    A state-run veterans nursing home where 42 residents have died of COVID-19 failed to take steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state Health Department inspectors concluded.
  • Be like Jim: No legs, no problem
    (We Are The Mighty)
    For many, the ravages of disease and age take their toll mentally as well as physically. One Vietnam veteran though has been determined to stay positive through the pain. 

 

TAPS In the News

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