Wall Street traders ask to be second in line for vaccine after healthcare workers

Wall Street traders, lenders, and finance workers could get a shortcut to accessing the coronavirus vaccine as industry leaders make a pitch that employees in the field have to come in contact with a large number of people daily.

The American Bankers Association is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to designate the financial services industry as “essential workers” and for those in the field to receive priority in getting the vaccine, according to MarketWatch.

“We are encouraging public health authorities to follow the existing DHS guidance and include financial services employees as part of the 1b group, but we think front-line bank employees who
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