The TAPS Daily - September 28, 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.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Military suicides have increased 20 percent this year compared to 2019: report
    (The Hill)
    The rise comes as the U.S. struggles to balance the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights movements and unrest, and raging wildfires simultaneously.
  2. Christmas shopping is poised to show inequity in a K-shaped recovery
    (Stars & Stripes)
    The pandemic recession is exacerbating inequalities between rich and poor with some Americans saving more money than ever while others struggle with job loss, evictions, and food insecurity.
  3. Alarming COVID-19 Data Shows Third Wave Brewing for U.S.
    (Time)
    There are clear signs of a third resurgence of coronavirus this winter in the U.S.
  4. VA coronavirus cases top 60,000 since start of the pandemic
    (Military Times)
    The VA over the weekend surpassed 60,000 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
  5. 'It's a lot to juggle': Many college students with children are overwhelmed this school year
    (Stars & Stripes)
    The pandemic has laid bare the precarious nature of pursuing a degree while raising a family.
  6. Most U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Suffer Financially, Too
    (NPR)
    Households with COVID-19 or special needs person are more likely to be hurting financially.
  7. Washington Monument to reopen to public October 1
    (CBS News)
    The Washington Monument will reopen on October 1 after a six-month closure due to COVID-19.
  8. Amazon Prime Day 2020: Mark your calendar and get ready to shop on October 13 and 14
    (Good Morning America)
    Don’t forget to choose TAPS as your Amazon Smile charity for Prime Day shopping!

 

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