Veterans Interest Newsletter Issue 42
Joel Kupersmith, M.D.
Topics include the impact of COVID-19 on veterans in nursing homes or other care facilities, an update on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic including an update on the number of positive cases and deaths reported by the VA as of May 17th, the 75th anniversary of Victory-in-Europe (VE) Day, the opening of the Arlington Cemetery Time Capsuel installed in 1915, preparations by the VA and other veterans organizations to celebrate Memorial Day during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the enactment of the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act to help protect student veterans on the GI Bill from financial consequences faced during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other emergencies. Also includes statistics from the VA showing the number of veterans in the US who are age 65 or older as of 2019 broken down by state.
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