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Fact check: Does Vodka prevent COVID-19 ?

One India | 16/07/2020 04:00 PM | Click to read full article

Neither the CDC nor the WHO has said anything about the link between alcohol consumption and prevention of COVID-19. In fact, evidence suggests that alcohol actually weakens the ability of your immune system to fight against viral infections and makes you prone to pneumonia.

Alcohol can impair the immune responses in your respiratory pathways, which increases your risk of getting respiratory infections. This is why most alcoholics are prone to viral infections like flu and cytomegalovirus infection.