The TAPS Daily - June 23, 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. Fauci: We need more testing, not less
    (The Hill)
    Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said the nation needs to do more testing for the coronavirus, adding that to his knowledge, he and other top administration officials have never been told to slow down testing, as President Trump suggested during a campaign event on Saturday.
  2. End of lockdown around Memorial Day add up to increase in coronavirus cases, experts say
    (NBC)
    Health experts attribute the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the country to the loosening of lockdown measures Memorial Day.
  3. College students could be leaving up to $5,000 in coronavirus stimulus money on the table
    (Yahoo)
    Billions of dollars in stimulus set aside for America’s college students impacted by the pandemic remains largely untapped, partially because students may have been unaware they were eligible.
  4. Swamped mental health and addiction services appeal for COVID bailout
    (Politico)
    Mental health and addiction treatment centers and counselors have been overwhelmed with work during the pandemic and economic crash. But many are struggling to stay afloat amid confusion and delays over the federal bailout for the healthcare industry.
  5. Police Are the First to Respond to Mental Health Crises. They Shouldn’t Be.
    (Vice)
    The police are our de facto first responders for the mentally ill, when too often this ends up criminalizing mental health issues, making people sicker, or killing them.
  6. It may be called the 'Forgotten War,' but the Korean conflict set the stage for decades of tensions
    (Stars and Stripes)
    As the 70th anniversary of the June 25 start of the Korean war approaches, here’s a look at the war and its lasting impact on the Koreans and the United States.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

  • Trump rolls out national plan to address veteran suicides
    (WCSJ)
    Kim Ruocco, a vice president for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a group that supports those who have lost loved ones in the military to suicide, told ABC News the plan represented "a good starting point."
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