The corona-vultures continue to circle, crowbarring their obsessions into the COVID-19 conversation. Here’s a round up from the last week.

1. The Royal College of Psychiatrists asserts, without a shred of evidence, that drinking more than 14 units a week increases the risk of COVID-19 complications:

Drinking alcohol might be a way of relaxing or taking your mind off the constant stream of news about COVID-19. But if you drink more than 14 units a week, it can negatively affect your health, including by making you more at risk from the effects of COVID-19.

The model used to justify the drinking guidelines was changed at the eleventh hour after the modellers negotiated an extra payment from Public Health England. The idea that 14 units a week reflects the threshold for mortality is garbage. The idea that the model correctly predicted the threshold for coronavirus complications is insane.

The RCP, bless them, add this much needed disclaimer:

The content in this resource is provided for general information only. It is not intended to, and does not, amount to advice which you should rely on.

You can say that again.

Read full article here.

Christopher Snowdon – VelvetGloveIronFist.blogspot.com – April 13, 2020.

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