The collateral damage nobody talks about:
There are now roughly 2.5 million adults in the U.K. drinking 50 units of alcohol per week.
That's ONE MILLION MORE people addicted to alcohol than there were before the Covid lockdowns!
For reference, Britain's National Health Service's recommendation of 14 units of alcohol per week.
Fifty units of alcohol in one week equates to 5.7 wine bottles‘ worth of alcohol per week, or nearly one wine bottles' worth of alcohol PER DAY.
Every single age group in the U.K. saw an increase!
"The impact of the Covid pandemic on alcohol use has been devastating," said Dr. Tony Rao, a research fellow at King's College London. "The latest data, taken together with the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths on record, is a stark warning for the Government."
The largest increase, terribly, was in the over-65 age group. Before the lockdowns, approximately 190,000 of them were "alcohol dependent." Now it's 453,000.
"Many people in this age group were separated from loved ones for prolonged periods of time and may now be drinking more at home," Rao said. "Home-drinking allows people to consume levels that are unchecked, compared to when they are with their loved ones and friends at the pub, for example."
The second biggest age group increase was among 18-to-24-year-olds. Pre-lockdown, the U.K. had approximately 71,000 "alcohol dependent" young chaps; now it's 170,000!
These are some of the life-changing consequences that MUST be considered when we talk about lockdowns!
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