The TAPS Daily - October 22, 2020


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  1. Virus shutdowns took a grim toll on amputee veterans who died by suicide, families say
    Stars & Stripes
    Family and friends of three amputee veterans say they believe isolation, triggered by the pandemic, played a role in their suicide deaths.
  2. She spent a night in the ER with COVID-19. She's still running the Marine Corps Marathon
    WTOP
    This COVID-19 survivor is still set to run her third Marine Corps Marathon having used her run with the Marines to help raise money for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
  3. Survey shows widening cracks in military mental health and benefits issues during COVID
    Federal News Network
    A new survey paints a bleak picture of military life during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting impacts of the coronavirus on needs and benefits coverage for service members.
  4. Senate Intel leadership urges American vigilance amid foreign election interference
    The Hill
    Top lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee urged Americans to be vigilant after the FBI confirmed efforts by Iran and Russia to spread disinformation ahead of the November 3 elections.
  5. CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'
    NPR
    The CDC now defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
  6. Hospital Bills For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Are Covered, But No One Tells Them
    NPR
    The CARES Act provides funds to pay medical bills for uninsured COVID-19 patients.
  7. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. has seen 300,000 'excess deaths'
    STAT
    Excess deaths include those who died of COVID-19 without being tested and those who died of other causes but did not or could not seek medical care due to pandemic fears and restrictions.
  8. Heroes of the Crisis: A Nine-Year-Old Who's Helping Veterans
    Washingtonian
    Three generations of family members who've served in the armed forces inspired this nine- year-old to help veterans during the pandemic.

 

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