The TAPS Daily - September 3, 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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  1. Military Not Selected to Be Among First Groups to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
    (Military.com)
    Service members might not be at the front of the line to receive the coronavirus vaccine when it is ready, unless they are healthcare workers or at high risk of contracting the disease.
  2. Army Reservist Is 7th Service Member to Die of COVID-19
    (Military.com)
    A senior maintenance supervisor with the 301st Field Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida, has been identified as the seventh service member to die of COVID-19.
  3. COVID-19 is leading cause of law enforcement deaths this year: analysis
    (The Hill)
    Coronavirus infections possibly caught while on the job are now the leading cause of death among U.S. police officers, according to law enforcement groups.
  4. Troops: White nationalism a national security threat equal to ISIS, al-Qaida
    (Military Times)
    Troops identified white nationalism as a national security threat on par with al-Qaida, Islamic State Group, and more worrisome than danger posed by North Korea, Afghanistan or Iraq.
  5. Fauci says Midwest states should be on alert this Labor Day
    (The Hill)
    The nation's top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Midwest states in particular should be vigilant during the upcoming Labor Day holiday.
  6. VIDEO: How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus That Can Linger In The Air
    (NPR)
    In some settings researchers believe the virus expelled when someone speaks stays aloft in air and potentially infects people farther away than recommended 6 feet of social distance.
  7. 4 Ways to Avoid Owing Payroll Taxes in 2021
    (Military.com)
    If your employer stops withholding Social Security taxes on your paycheck, expect to take home less money in early 2021.

 

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