The TAPS Daily - October 27, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Three More VA Employees Dead from COVID-19 As Cases Spike
    Military.com
    Three more VA employees have died of COVID-19, bringing the department's staff death toll to 61, while cases of the virus among VA patients have risen nearly 75% in the past month.
  2. How the Army is helping its newest soldiers vote in basic training
    Military Times
    Thanks to the work of voting assistance officers across Army Training and Doctrine Command, new soldiers currently at basic combat training are having their absentee ballots counted too.
  3. Trump says we're 'rounding the turn,' but COVID-19 is spreading faster than ever, numbers show
    NBC News
    COVID-19 infections are spreading across the United States at the fastest rate since the start of the pandemic, the latest NBC News figures showed Tuesday.
  4. Surgeon General Cites Horrific Tuskegee Experiment, Voices Vaccine Distribution Concerns
    Military.com
    Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is warning some American populations may be reluctant to take a COVID-19 vaccine because of the nation's dark history of racial discrimination.
  5. Analysis: Amy Coney Barrett joins the Supreme Court in unprecedented times
    CNN
    No matter how long Justice Amy Coney Barrett sits on the bench, the conditions under which she started are not likely to fade soon from the nation's memory.
  6. Halloween full blue moon is also the hunter's moon
    USA Today
    For the first time in decades there will be a full moon visible across the U.S. on Halloween night.
  7. How to prepare for the COVID-19 surge
    CNN
    As the weather gets colder and we face the double threat of the flu and a surge in COVID-19 cases, now is a prime opportunity to stock up on food and supplies.

 

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