The TAPS Daily - October 5, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. CDC says coronavirus can spread through airborne transmission
    The Hill
    The CDC said Monday that coronavirus can spread through "airborne transmission" to people who are more than 6 feet away under certain conditions.
  2. Trump says he's leaving Walter Reed as White House hit by wave of COVID-19 infections
    Task & Purpose
    President Donald Trump said he will leave a military hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19 later on Monday, despite a wave of infections that have hit his White House.
  3. Airman receives medal for helping people in Las Vegas shooting
    Task & Purpose
    During the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Benson helped save more than 30 people when a gunman opened fire.
  4. Veterans Feel Betrayed as U.S. Immigration System Fails Imperiled Iraqi Allies
    Rolling Stone
    Trapped in the endless bureaucracy of a broken visa program, Iraqis who risked their lives to support U.S. forces live in fear at home.
  5. Loss of smell could be a 'highly reliable indicator' of COVID-19, research says
    CNN
    Loss of smell and taste are a strong sign someone is infected with coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and in some cases it may occur without the other symptoms of cough or fever.
  6. Is It COVID-19, Allergies, The Flu Or A Cold? How To Stay Healthy This Fall
    NPR
    Allergies, colds, flu and COVID-19: how to best prep for fall's 'sick season'.
  7. Increased screen time amid pandemic is causing more eye problems
    USA Today
    Optometrists report a rising number of patients with eye problems during the pandemic.
  8. Neanderthal genes are a liability for COVID-19 patients, study says
    CBS News
    Genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase the likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19, according to scientists. 

 

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