The TAPS Daily - September 8, 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. Respect for troops, military sacrifice becomes an election friction point
    (Military Times)
    The presidential campaigns aren’t just debating military policy now. They’re debating basic respect for the military.
  2. Army chief says military leaders only recommend combat as 'last resort' after Trump comments
    (The Hill)
    The top general in the Army said military leaders only recommend sending troops to combat as a “last resort” after President Trump said they support war to bolster the defense industry.
  3. Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill
    (The Hill)
    The timeline comes after the Senate Majority Leader indicated a vote could take place this week.
  4. Service Members, Civilians Bound By DOD Rules During Election Campaigns
    (Defense.gov)
    Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's latest ethics video lays out the importance of political activity rules that Defense Department civilian employees and service members must follow.
  5. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to 20% of U.S. coronavirus cases in August: researchers
    (FOX News)
    Nearly 20% of the 1.4 million new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. can be traced back to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where 266,000 of 460,000 attendees contracted the virus.
  6. Flu vaccine vital as COVID-19 deaths rise and America tries to avoid dueling winter crises
    (NBC News)
    The combination of COVID-19, influenza and a panoply of acute and chronic illnesses could paralyze our existing health care system this fall and winter.
  7.  9 Funny Photos That Prove How Crazy Back-to-School Season Is in 2020
    (Popsugar)
    While many of our back-to-school customs are being put on hold, the “First Day of School” picture is still a must for many and a way to highlight our new normal amid pandemic.

 

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