The TAPS Daily - June 16, 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. Jon Stewart: War Profiteers Must Share Cost of Veteran Care
    (Connecting Vets)
    In a Washington Post Live event Tuesday, Jon Stewart, discussed why he decided to take on advocacy for veterans exposed to burn pits and working with TEAM Coalition, which includes TAPS, to draft legislation addressing military toxic exposures.
  2. Steroid reduces risk of death in severe COVID-19 patients, trial suggests
    (CNN)
    A widely available steroid drug may be key in helping to treat the sickest COVID-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.
  3. 'Star Trek's' Lt. Uhura Was a NASA Recruiter. And It Worked Like a Charm
    (Military.com)
    A Star Trek icon was actually employed by NASA to recruit new candidates. Actress Nichelle Nichols’ efforts were responsible for recruiting Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut; Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly the space shuttle.
  4. Airlines Say They Will Ramp Up Enforcement Of Face Covering Policies
    (NPR)
    Some major airlines are stepping up enforcement of face mask requirements citing passengers who do not cooperate could be put on a no-fly list.
  5. Companies are honoring Juneteenth as a paid holiday. Here’s why people want it to be a national holiday.
    (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
    The list of major companies and organizations designating Juneteenth as a paid holiday keeps growing.
  6. ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: iPhone feature will record police interaction, send location
    (FOX5 DC)
    Upon saying “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over,” the phone automatically sends a message to a contact the user sets up, letting that person know that the user is being stopped by police, along with providing the user’s location. The front camera is then turned on and the phone begins to record video of what is happening.

 

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