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New York City Under Pressure; CDC Funds Stalled: Virus Update

A medic holds a Covid-19 swab at a testing site in Paris, on Sept. 21. 

A medic holds a Covid-19 swab at a testing site in Paris, on Sept. 21. 

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg
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New York faced pressure as middle and high schools reopened, infection rates in virus hot spots rose further and the city’s bond rating was cut by Moody’s. A $1 billion funding package to help the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fight Covid-19 has remained mostly unspent, people familiar with the matter said.

Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said he’s disappointed that vaccine plans were discussed during this week’s U.S. presidential debate “in political terms rather than scientific facts.” President Donald Trump’s campaign moved a weekend re-election rally in Wisconsin after complaints by local officials.