The TAPS Daily - July 7, 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. Judge awards $879 million from Iran to Khobar Towers bombing victims, families
    (Air Force Times)
    A U.S. District Court Chief ruled that the backers, planners and supporters of the bombing should pay out $819,120,000 to 14 airmen and 41 family members.
  2. Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization
    (CNN)
    The Trump administration has notified Congress and the UN that the U.S. is formally withdrawing from the WHO, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas.
  3. U.S. closes in on grim milestone: 3 million COVID-19 cases
    (NBC News)
    While President Donald Trump has touted a decreased death rate, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned of falling into a "false complacency."
  4. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying virus
    (CBS News)
    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.
  5. As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Trump Pushes Reopening Schools
    (NPR)
    The Trump administration kicked off a day of programming Tuesday aimed at pushing for the reopening of schools this fall despite a spike in COVID-19 cases around large parts of the country.
  6. 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces approved by EPA
    (Good Morning America)
    The Environmental Protection Agency just approved two disinfectant sprays that can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on surfaces.
  7. 95-year-old grandmother makes masks for Veterans with hearing loss
    (We Are The Mighty)
    When Meredith Willcox learned some Veterans had issues with comprehension because of COVID-19 masking policies, she did something about it.

 

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