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Krispy Kreme CEO defends COVID vaccine promotion: If folks dont want to visit a donut shop, they dont have to – Yahoo Finance

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Krispy Kreme, which announced plans this week to give a free donut to everyone who gets a free COVID-19 shot, is defending itself against some of the naysayers who think the freebie could have unintended consequences.

The donut chain’s well-meaning (and literally sweet) incentive sparked some backlash on social media, with everyone from doctors to comedians pointing out that obesity — which is rampant in the U.S.— is also a prime risk category for the coronavirus. Additionally, there’s a history of big brands offering generous specials that end up becoming costly mistakes.

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