The TAPS Daily - July 31, 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. TAPS Cheryl Lankford Memorial Act to Help Military Orphans
    (Connecting Vets)
    Cheryl Lankford’s death from cancer in May served as a rallying cry for her Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors family.
  2. 1 Marine dead, 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle sinks off California coast
    (Task & Purpose)
    A Marine is dead and another eight service members are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle sank on Thursday near San Clemente Island, California.
  3. Federal court overturns death sentence for the Boston Marathon bomber
    (NBC News)
    A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
  4. Pompeo Says Threats to U.S. in Afghanistan Raised with Russia
    (Military.com)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he and his team have warned Russian officials about all threats posed to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of the world.
  5. Dr. Anthony Fauci: Goggles and eye shields can prevent COVID-19 spread
    (CNBC)
    Wearing goggles or eye shields in addition to a mask might be a good idea to avoid COVID-19, White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said during an interview on Instagram Live Wednesday.
  6. 'This Is History': NBA To Hold First Games In 'Bubble' Amid Pandemic
    (NPR)
    The NBA will have its first revamped games of the 2019-2020 season on Thursday evening, after the global coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the world of professional sports. The NBA and teams across the country work with teams4taps, the TAPS sports program.
  7. The Federal Government Announces $2.1 Billion For COVID-19 Vaccine Development
    (NPR)
    The federal government has reached a deal worth up to $2.1 billion with drugmakers as part of Operation Warp Speed to have a coronavirus vaccine widely available by early 2021.

 

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