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Wall Street Presses New York to Let It Help Speed Vaccines

  • Goldman, JPMorgan, KKR among firms on call with the state
  • Workers can’t return without vaccine success, Solomon says
Goldman CEO David Solomon
Goldman CEO David SolomonPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Some of New York’s biggest employers are urging local leaders to let them help with the Covid-19 vaccination effort, arguing that the slow rollout is putting the state’s economic recovery at risk.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and KKR & Co. were among a few dozen companies that got on a call Thursday with the state’s vaccination czar, Larry Schwartz, according to people who participated. Some of the firms said they can provide distribution and logistics, and could help persuade the Biden administration to boost New York’s vaccine allocation.