The TAPS Daily - July 29, 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. Exclusive: Trump never raised Russia's Taliban bounties with Putin
    (Axios)
    President Donald Trump said he did not raise the issue of Russia paying bounties on U.S. troops with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week because it was, “fake news”.
  2. U.S. to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in move that will cost billions and take years
    (CNN)
    The U.S. is to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in a move that has attracted bipartisan congressional opposition and roiled key allies who see the move as a blow to NATO.
  3. Federal law enforcement officers are pulling out of Portland
    (Task & Purpose)
    Oregon's governor said the federal government agreed to a phased withdrawal of agents deployed at Portland's federal courthouse after weeks of clashes between activists and agents.
  4. U.S. Officials: Russia Behind Spread of Virus Disinformation
    (Military.com)
    Russia is using websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November.
  5. U.S. coronavirus deaths top 150,000, among highest in deaths per capita globally
    (Reuters)
    U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally.
  6. FDA authorizes first COVID-19 test for people without symptoms
    (NBC News)
    The FDA granted authorization for the first time to begin testing people with no symptoms for the coronavirus. Previously certain criteria had to be met to get COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
  7. Texas Congressman's positive coronavirus test raises fresh safety questions for Capitol Hill
    (The Hill)
    Rep. Louie Gohmert frequently spurned wearing masks around fellow Congressional members and staffers. Now his positive COVID-19 test is spurring calls for enhanced safety measures.
  8. Leaders were slow to bring COVID-19 testing to Latino communities. Now people are sick.
    (USA Today)
    In 20 of 27 states that reported positive coronavirus cases by ethnicity, growth among Latinos has outpaced overall growth since Memorial Day and are four times as likely to be hospitalized.
  9. Symptoms of COVID-19: The list is getting longer, and some symptoms are longer-term
    (Vox)
    Fever, COVID toes, and a loss of taste; The odd, growing list of COVID-19 symptoms, explained.
  10. Fauci baseball card shatters Topps 24-hour record with 51,512 sold
    (The Hill)
    The Topps NOW limited-edition baseball trading card featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci shattered an all-time sales record run for the company in selling 51,512 cards in the span of just 24 hours.
  11. Double rainbow appears over U.S. Capitol as Rep. John Lewis lies in state one last evening
    (CBS Local)
    As the body of the late Rep. John R. Lewis lay in state at the U.S. Capitol Building before a viewing public on the steps of Congress, a double rainbow appeared right above the dome.

 

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