Increased drinking during the blockade can cause over-death of 25,000 people in the UK: Study

Binge drinking increases during the blockade during the CCP virus pandemic, and increased costs to the NHS England are expected to cast a “long shadow”, according to a new UK study.

A study developed by the University of Sheffield for NHS England found that the blockade and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus pandemic could result in thousands of additional hospitalizations, deaths, and illness cases over the next 20 years. I found out.

Billions due to additional alcohol consumption

The team considered five alternative scenarios of how alcohol consumption will develop after 2022. The best scenario for all drinkers to return to drinking levels this year in 2019 is an additional 42,677 hospitalizations and 1,830 deaths in 20 years due to alcohol.

In the worst-case scenario, this would result in 972,382 additional hospitalizations and 25,192 deaths, costing £ 5.2 billion of the NHS over 20 years.

“In our main scenario, alcohol consumption is estimated to increase by 207,597 and alcohol-induced deaths by 7,153 over the next 20 years,” the team wrote. ..

“These effects are not evenly distributed throughout the population, and people who drink heavily and those in the most disadvantaged areas, who already have the highest rates of harm from alcohol, will be disproportionately affected. It’s expected. “

Colin Angus, a senior researcher who led the research at the University of Sheffield, said: Due to delinquent treatment, we are already under great pressure. “

In another study, the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) and modeling specialist Health Lumen found that by 2035, 147,892 cases of nine alcohol-related disorders, including the liver, would be added if drinking did not return to the pre-pandemic pattern. I found. Cirrhosis and breast cancer, and an additional 9,914 premature deaths. They predicted that this would cost £ 1.2 billion of the NHS.

In Shefield’s study, they modeled an expected additional hospitalization of just over 124,000 for men and over 83,000 for women over the next 20 years.

“For example, if you actually dig into the data, you’ll see that women’s drinking has certain types of uplifts at the time most likely they were homeschooling during the initial blockade,” Angus said. I am.

Richard Piper, CEO of Alcohol Change UK, emailed The Epoch Times: “Two news reports show that the coronavirus pandemic creates conditions for more people to drink more and the risk of serious alcohol abuse. It emphasizes that it is increasing. “

“This could potentially lead to thousands of premature deaths, shortening even more lives and leaving the family sad,” he said. “To prevent this, there is an urgent need for government to tackle the harmful effects of alcohol, such as adequate and sustainable funding for treatment services, minimum unit prices for alcohol, improved labeling of alcoholic beverages and products, and improved regulations on alcohol. We need a set of policies. Marketing. These policies will make a big difference in life-changing and saving. “

Alcohol during a CCP virus pandemic

Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic has been observed in multiple countries.

Official statistics from England and Wales revealed that the number of people dying from alcohol consumption reached the highest level in 20 years during the Chinese Communist Party’s virus outbreak last year.

That number was 19.6 percent more than in 2019, during which time 6,209 people were killed by alcohol. It was also the highest annual death toll in the last 20 years.

A study conducted in September 2020 revealed that two in five Australians have been drinking more alcohol than usual since the pandemic began.

In the United States, hospitals across the country have reported a dramatic increase in alcohol-related hospitalizations for serious illnesses such as alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure.

PA Media and Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.

Owen Evans


Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist who covers stories from different countries with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech.