Michael Burry attends the “The Big Short” New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on November 23, 2015 in New York City.

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Investor Michael Burry of “The Big Short” fame was very active during the coronavirus sell-off, loading up on names beaten down by the pandemic throughout the first quarter, according to filings.

Burry, among the few investors to call and profit from the subprime mortgage crisis, made a big bet on one restaurant chain and a handful of retailers, as they spiraled from covid-19 shutdowns. 

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