More than an inconvenience: Alcohol ban could help South Africans fight Covid-19 infection

Claim

Alcohol weakens the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight infections such as Covid-19.
Source: South African government on Twitter (2 April 2020)

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Verdict

Several studies have shown that alcohol use, particularly the binge drinking common in South Africa, reduces the body’s ability to fight infection.

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