The TAPS Daily - October 1, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Despite leaders' concerns, DoD denies COVID-19 suicide link
    Connecting Vets
    Army and Air Force leaders voiced concerns recently over COVID-19's impact on 2020 suicide rates among troops. DoD still declines to admit a definitive link exists -- or do much about it.
  2. Former President, Navy Vet Jimmy Carter Celebrates 96th Birthday
    Military.com
    Jimmy Carter just became the longest-lived of the 44 Americans to hold the office of President of the United States. He is a TAPS honorary board member.
  3. VA to be investigated after ‘staggering accounts of racism and discrimination,’ Sen. Warren says
    Stars & Stripes
    The Government Accountability Office will investigate claims of systemic racism within the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers said Thursday.
  4. The National Guard could be tasked to protect voting. So far, few governors have asked
    Task & Purpose
    The National Guard is prepared to help with security at polling sites, sort ballots or bolster cybersecurity for the November elections, but so far few governors have requested that assistance.
  5. The biggest risk in business right now is grief
    Fortune
    Experts warn the collective grief being experienced and the corresponding stress, anxiety, burnout, and impact on productivity will overshadow the workforce for years to come.
  6. Don't Wait For A COVID-19 Vaccine To Get Your Shots — You Need A Flu Shot Now
    NPR
    People want to know what's next with the COVID-19 vaccine but it’s just as important to get all of your regular vaccines to stay healthy — and maybe even save your life.
  7. 8 Year Old’s Loving Library Project Brings Books To Lonely Corona Patients In Hospitals
    Inspire More
    When his family got sick with COVID-19, this young boy discovered books offered the perfect mental escape in a topsy-turvy world. Now he’s gifting that outlet to others with coronavirus.

 

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

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Military News

 

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Veteran News

 

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