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Reproduced from Kroshus, et. al, 2020, "Plans of US Parents Regarding School Attendance for Their Children in the Fall of 2020"; Chart: Axios Visuals

49% of parents said they would probably or definitely send their child to school this fall, according to a paper published in JAMA Pediatrics, while 31% were likely to keep their child home this fall even if schools opened for in-person instruction.

What they're saying: "Schools need to act soon to allay parental concerns," the authors write."It is also critical that structural barriers to families making the choice that works best for them are acknowledged and remedied where possible to minimize worsening disparities."

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France will begin a three-stage plan to phase out its second COVID-19 lockdown of the year, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday.

Why it matters: Last week’s virus cases across the country amounted to one-third the number of cases seen in early November, the New York Times reports. Health experts have warned France not to repeat its mistakes from the spring as the nation moves to ease restrictions.

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Health expert: Black and Latino homelessness will spike without pandemic relief package

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