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The importance of being early to stop Covid before it stops Christmas again

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<span>Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock</span>
Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock

Borrowing from Oscar Wilde, to lose one Christmas may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose two looks like carelessness. Let’s hope the clamour from scientists and the NHS is heeded (Covid: UK faces ‘another lockdown Christmas if we don’t act soon’, 23 October).
Rachel Calam
Didsbury, Manchester

• Please don’t make the quick crossword more difficult (Letters, 21 October). I use it to check that most of my marbles are still in place. To move the goalposts would leave me in a state of undiagnosed befuddlement.
Anne Cowper
Bishopston, Swansea

Watch: Christmas ‘safe’ from Covid, says Sajid Javid

• If Tesco is going to display photos on empty shelves in place of real food (Report, 22 October), it could be more imaginative. Why not pretend to stock Roman dormouse and garum, or paté of ambergris?
Dr Michael Paraskos
London

• I read the Guardian because it deals with minority issues. I wonder whether it would be possible to have a few meat dishes in the next Feast magazine?
John Quigley
Walsall, West Midlands

• Like Mary Berry (Risen nicely, 21 October), I’ve spent a lifetime baking and writing (eg letters to the Guardian). Soggy bottoms also claimed my attention when the family was young. Can I expect my damehood soon?
Elizabeth Dunnett
Malvern, Worcestershire

• Isn’t wealth just a posh word for greed (Report, 21 October)?
Alison Jenkins
Felindre, Swansea

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