Tag Archives: alcohol and health

Social Distancing Installment #9: WHO wants you to stop drinking NOW

On April 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement and fact sheet on alcohol and COVID-19.  There’s no subtlety here: Alcohol is known to be harmful to health in general, and is well understood to increase the risk … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Installment #2:  The start of neo-prohibition?

In a recent op-ed piece for the UK’s Independent, Ian Hamilton suggests that closing liquor stores and wine shops during the coronavirus pandemic “would yield more for the nation’s health than almost any other policy intervention.” Hamilton, a lecturer in … Continue reading

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