According to a report made by the World Health Organization on Wednesday 15th April 2020, consumption of alcohol increases the risk of getting coronavirus and makes it worse if you get it.
Alcohol consumption is related to several communicable and non-communicable diseases that compromise one immune system making it easy to contract coronavirus. It can also cause mental problems, care-free behaviors, and fuel violence in countries that have employed social distancing measures to quarantine their population at home.
WHO recommended the government influential all around the globe to limit access to alcohol during the pandemic lock-down.
WHO also dismissed the myth that the consumption of highly saturated alcohol can destroy coronavirus. “It does not,” says WHO adding that alcohol can lead to serious health problems and even death, more so if it is mixed with methanol.
WHO also cited that about 3 million people die of alcohol in a year without a pandemic influence consumption. They urged people to reduce their alcohol consumption, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to financial service company Rabobank, more Americans are drinking at home. The sale of alcohol in the US will likely rise to $15 billion in the coming two months.
The WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus advised on how to stay healthy during the quarantine period with a limit on alcohol and sugary drinks being on the list.