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this is the best coronavirus stock, says the virologist who became a fund manager

Before coronavirus came along it was BioNTech’s innovative approach to treating cancer that caught her eye. But that same approach can be applied equally to viruses.

“A virus is a foreign body but so is cancer,” she said. “What should happen is that the immune system recognises viruses or cancerous cells and gets rid of them. But cancer has a mechanism to trick the immune system. With a vaccine against a disease or a cancer vaccine you want to teach the immune system what to look out for,” Ms Ogden said. “You show the body an identikit picture or dossier

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Quarter of a million over-50s ‘will never work again’ after coronavirus

A key problem for older job seekers is that training schemes and apprenticeships tend to be geared towards younger people, the Centre for Ageing Better said.

Andy Briggs, the Government’s older workers tsar and chief executive of Phoenix Group, an insurer, said: “It’s also up to employers to clamp down on unconscious bias. If an older person reveals their age on a CV, they are much less likely to get the role.”

Older women in particular struggle to stay in jobs because many have to fit work around caring responsibilities, he added. One in four women over 50 years old

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How the coronavirus altered DTC’s relationship with brick and mortar

At the top of the year, many digitally native brands were in expansion mode. 

Rent the Runway launched a new tier to its subscription services, online plant brand Bloomscape forged a deal with West Elm, and Casper, a so-called darling in the direct-to-consumer space, made its public debut in February. In its IPO plans, the company reiterated its intent to open some 200 stores in North America. 

While Casper’s expansion seems lofty, it follows a trend in the sector. What started with bigger players in the space like Warby Parker and Bonobos opening up shop, has now stretched across

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Government extends Help to Buy scheme to allow for coronavirus delays

The Government has announced a small extension to the Help to Buy equity loan scheme to allow for delays caused by coronavirus – but the change falls short of housebuilders’ hopes.

The building deadline for new homes sold through the scheme will be extended by two months, from the end of December 2020 to February 28 2021. But the March 31 2021 deadline for most sale completions remains the same. 

Where necessary, extensions may be granted for homebuyers who have experienced severe delays because of the pandemic and reserved properties before June 30. These buyers will get an extension to

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