The TAPS Daily - September 4, 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. Report: Trump disparaged U.S. war dead as 'losers,' 'suckers'
    (Military Times)
    Allegations were first reported in ‘The Atlantic’ detail multiple instances of President Donald Trump reportedly made disparaging remarks about members of the U.S. military.
  2. Key coronavirus forecast predicts over 410,000 total US deaths by January 1
    (CNBC)
    The U.S. will top more than 410,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of the year as the country heads into the fall and winter, according to a new forecast.
  3. COVID-19 cases could explode after Labor Day: It's up to us to stop it
    (CNN)
    We’ve paid the price for two holidays where many insisted upon gathering with 4 million more cumulative cases since Memorial Day. Have we learned a lesson in time for Labor Day?
  4. Veterans Affairs reaches more than 3,000 patient deaths, 53,000 total cases
    (Connecting Vets)
    More than 3,000 VA patients have died because of the coronavirus, and about one-third of those patient deaths have been recorded in August and the first week of September.
  5. Trump says he won't cut funding for Stars and Stripes
    (The Hill)
    In a reversal of administration plans, President Trump said Friday he would not cut funding to the U.S. military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes.
  6. How To Care For Older People In The Pandemic (And A Printable Guide!)
    (NPR)
    Expert advice on how to make sure the older people in our lives are doing OK in the pandemic?
  7. 5 Ways To Play With Your Kid That Are So Fun, They Won't Realize They're Learning
    (Huffington Post)
    Children of all ages need play to “optimize their development,” “enhance their brain structure” and — perhaps most salient of all these days — help them manage “toxic stress.”

 

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