The TAPS Daily - July 27, 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. National Guardsman: Removing protesters from Lafayette Square was an 'unprovoked escalation'
    (The Hill)
    A National Guard official will testify that removing demonstrators near the White House on June 1 was an "unprovoked escalation" by U.S. Park Police against protesters "engaged in peaceful expression of First Amendment rights."
  2. Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Honored At Capitol Hill Ceremony
    (NPR)
    John Lewis, the civil rights icon and late congressman from Georgia who represented Atlanta for more than three decades, is being honored during his final visit to the U.S. Capitol on Monday.
  3. ‘It shook me’ — Soldier returns from fifth deployment to a changed America
    (Task & Purpose)
    After a fifth tour of duty this Sergeant Major returned to a pandemic-affected nation in which face masks and social distancing are part of daily life. It’s made transitioning even harder.
  4. Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien tests positive for coronavirus
    (NBC News)
    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus with mild symptoms and has been self-isolating.
  5. Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak is MLB's worst nightmare
    (Sports Illustrated)
    The league is grappling with a widespread COVID-19 outbreak on the Miami Marlins.
  6. Study identifies six different "types" of COVID-19
    (CBS News)
    A new study of COVID-19, based on data from a symptom tracker app, determined that there are six distinct "types" of the disease involving different clusters of symptoms.
  7. What it was like to survive the infamous sinking of the USS Indianapolis 75 years ago
    (Task & Purpose)
    75 years ago the USS Indianapolis undertook a mission so secret it meant no one knew for days a torpedo sank the ship leaving almost 900 Sailors adrift in shark infested waters. Only 319 lived.

 

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