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Government facing legal action amid claims it is ‘forcing low-income and Bame children into schools’

<p>The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown</p> (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown

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The government is facing a legal challenge as campaigners claim children from low-income and black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) families are being “forced” into schools during England’s lockdown.

The challenge comes as schools across the country moved online-only until at least mid-February, with only key workers’ children and vulnerable students allowed to attend in person.

Government guidance said schools were expected to “strongly encourage” vulnerable children to attend class, which could include “pupils who may

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Officials plan broad based vaccine education effort as ‘skepticism’ remains in low-income, minority communities

Local leaders are readying broad-based public education campaigns to encourage as many people as possible to get their shots as the state and nation begin down the road to recovery with the first doses of coronavirus vaccine expected to reach Massachusetts on Monday.

“It’s a huge step — we’ve been through a lot. There is light at the end of the tunnel — but the tunnel has many more challenges to go,” said Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez.

Pfizer vaccines — granted an emergency use authorization by the FDA on Friday — will reach select hospitals around the state sometime

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