In case it bears repeating, the World Health Organization wants you to know that excessive alcohol consumption will not protect you against Covid-19. It won’t kill the virus, either — the opposite is true.
“At times of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol consumption can exacerbate health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health issues, and violence,” WHO/Europe said in a factsheet published.
WHO said the theory that drinking high-strength ethyl alcohol or ethanol can kill the virus is false. While products made with 60% or more alcohol can effectively disinfect the skin, the same process won’t work inside your body.
Alcohol-related deaths number 3 million every year
Excessive alcohol use is already an issue, pandemic or not, said Carina Ferreira-Borges, program manager for WHO’s Europe Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Programme. Every year, there are at least 3 million alcohol-related deaths worldwide, according to WHO.
Existing rules to limit alcohol use should be “upheld and even reinforced” during the pandemic, WHO said, and relaxing regulations isn’t a good idea, either.
DUI Clinical Evaluations and Treatment Classes
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Step 1: Evaluation
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