COVID‑19 and Alcohol Consumption: No Preventive or Therapeutic Benefits

Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava


Dear Editor,
The ongoing coronavirus disease‑2019 (COVID‑19) outbreak has crossed all the geographical boundaries and has affected individuals, households, societies, and nations at large in all possible domains. To date, a total of
1,991,562 cases and 130,885 deaths have been reported, amounting to a case fatality rate of 6.57%.


COVID‑19; Alcohol Consumption; Preventive; Therapeutics

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