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6 January 2021

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Stocks and sleighs

In this year of all years, Feedback doesn’t intend to join the chorus of naysayers saying you should have taken your Christmas decorations down by now. That’s not least since we learned that Dolly Parton – surely one of the heroes of 2020 for her appearance as a philanthropic sponsor of coronavirus vaccine research – doesn’t dispose of hers until after her birthday on 19 January.

Accordingly, on this 16th day of Christmas, we bring you the seasonal silly news that if you haven’t been investing in vaccine research, then you haven’t been paying enough attention …