During this pandemic, people have been forced to adjust their lifestyles in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Lockdowns and restrictions have been imposed in most countries, which has led to pubs, restaurants and bars being shut down. This has led to a change in motivations for drinking, where people are choosing to drink and how much people are consuming.
Public health researchers have been following patterns in drinking behaviour around the world.
In this article, Tony Rao discusses the worrying increase of alcohol consumption amongst older adults and the ways this can elevate the risk of harm from COVID-19 for this already vulnerable population.