The TAPS Daily - September 1, 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. TAPS Suicide Postvention Model©
    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Learn more about the TAPS Suicide Postvention Model© - a three-phase approach to suicide grief.
  2. Russian and Chinese Military Harassment Is Increasing. Should the U.S. Be Worried?
    (Military.com)
    According to North American Aerospace Defense Command, the number of Russian warplanes entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone has increased this year.
  3. August was the deadliest month so far for VA coronavirus patients, records show
    (Military Times)
    VA officials reported more deaths from coronavirus in August than any previous month of the pandemic, but dismissed concerns about the rising number of fatalities.
  4. Fauci debunks theories of low CDC coronavirus death toll: 'There are 180,000 plus deaths'
    (CNBC)
    White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed on Tuesday that more than 180,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19.
  5. The U.S. needs to talk about long-term coronavirus symptoms, a doctor and a patient say
    (CNN)
    COVID-19 can be a prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July.
  6. Man who lost 7 relatives to COVID-19 becomes first American to trial Oxford vaccine
    (CBS News)
    The first American in the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine trial has lost seven family members to COVID-19 and says he wants to be part of the solution to save lives, no matter the cost.
  7. Uber Users Will Have to Take Face Mask Selfies to Order New Rides
    (Newsweek)
    Some Uber users will now be required to verify their faces are covered when requesting a ride.
  8. National Preparedness Month - Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan.
    (Ready.gov)
    National Preparedness Month promotes family and community disaster planning throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be ready.
  9. Save the date for International Observe the Moon Night 2020
    (NASA.gov)
    International Observe the Moon Night is September 26 and everyone on Earth is invited.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month News

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

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