Alcoholics are 2.9 times more likely to develop infections in the lungs, which can result in COVID-19 infection.
Why does drinking alcohol increase the risk of COVID-19 infection?
– It reduces restraint, which brings about risky behaviors.
Alcohol also causes lungs, heart, liver, and intestines to:
– Decrease immunity
– Function less effectively
– Increase risk of complications. (NNT)