The TAPS Daily - May 28, 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. COVID-19 has become one of the biggest killers of 2020
    (The Economist)
    The first known death from COVID-19 occurred on January 9 in China. Since then more than 235,000 lives have been lost to the disease, making it more deadly than the SARS, H1N1, MERS, and Ebola epidemics combined. But it is also killing more people than other, more familiar, causes of death.
  2. Minneapolis Mayor Frey asking for Minnesota National Guard assistance with protest response
    (FOX Local)
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is asking the governor to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to help with the response to the George Floyd protests, according to an official with the mayor's office.
  3. VIDEO: Message from the U.S. Surgeon General in wake of 100,000 deaths to COVID-19
    (U.S. Surgeon General Twitter)
    Today we passed 100,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID-19.  Each life lost is a tragedy, and this is certainly a somber milestone.  Please help slow the spread with good hand hygiene, physical distancing, and choosing to wear a face covering in public.
  4. Trump signs executive order to rein in protections for social media platforms
    (Axios)
    The order comes after the president escalated his attacks against Big Tech in recent days — specifically Twitter, which fact-checked him for the first time this week over an unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting drives voter fraud.
  5. Burn pit bill to be named in honor of late veteran
    (The Dispatch)
    Heath Robinson died of an illness that he blamed on exposure to toxic smoke from open-burning trash pits in the Middle East. A bill named in his honor to increase the government’s accountability toward similarly affected veterans will be introduced in Congress.
  6. NASA's SpaceX launch scrubbed due to weather, next chance on Saturday
    (ABC News)
    The historic mission to return astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011 is now set for Saturday afternoon.
  7. CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a second special coronavirus town hall for kids and parents this Saturday
    (CNN)
    REMINDER: “The ABCs of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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