The TAPS Daily - July 8, 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. Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visas
    (ABC News)
    Harvard and MIT argue the administration's order regarding international student visas was meant to pressure colleges to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. U.S. government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates, particularly among veterans
    (Military Times)
    The federal government launched a campaign aimed at reducing high suicide rates, urging the public to reach out to others, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. TAPS is a member of the PREVENTS task force.
  3. DeVos 'very seriously' considering withholding funding from schools that don't reopen
    (The Hill)
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that she is “very seriously” considering withholding federal funding from schools that don’t reopen in the fall.
  4. Understanding the Significance of the Gold Star
    (Defense.gov)
    Defense Department officials want Americans – especially those serving in the department – to understand what the Gold Star lapel pin and Next of Kin lapel pins mean.
  5. 'Emerging evidence' of airborne transmission of coronavirus, says WHO
    (CNN)
    The World Health Organization confirmed there is emerging evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19 following scientists urging the agency to be more forthcoming about that likelihood.
  6. 6 Ways to Stay Hopeful During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    (Thrive Global)
    In times of overwhelming uncertainty it’s challenging but totally possible to keep hope alive.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

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Military News

 

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Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

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