The Daily Wire reported on a study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, that stated more people under the age of 65 died from alcohol-related deaths than from COVID in 2020.
It also noted that in 2020 the number of alcohol-related deaths jumped by over 25% from 2019.
Many believe this was due to increased drinking during the lockdowns.
The report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added:
The number of deaths involving alcohol increased between 2019 and 2020 (from 78 927 to 99 017 [relative change, 25.5%]), as did the age-adjusted rate (from 27.3 to 34.4 per 100 000 [relative change, 25.9%]). Comparatively, deaths from all causes had smaller relative increases in number (from 2 823 460 to 3 353 547 [18.8%]) and rate (from 938.3 to 1094.3 per 100 000 [16.6%]). Alcohol-related deaths accounted for 2.8% of all deaths in 2019 and 3.0% in 2020.
The New York Times, which reported on the study, wrote:
Numerous reports have suggested that Americans drank more to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Binge drinking increased, as did emergency room visits for alcohol withdrawal. But the new report found that the number of alcohol-related deaths, including from liver disease and accidents, soared, rising to 99,017 in 2020, up from 78,927 the previous year — an increase of 25 percent in the number of deaths in one year.
That compares with an average annual increase of 3.6 percent in alcohol-related deaths between 1999 and 2019. Deaths started inching up in recent years, but increased only 5 percent between 2018 and 2019.
Car accidents deadlier than COVID for those under the age of 65
A similar comparison in Canada found that more people under the age of 65 die in car accidents during a typical year than from COVID during the pandemic. READ: More people under 65 die from car accidents than COVID
And we even had car accident deaths labeled as COVID deaths. READ: Florida man in his 20s listed among COVID-19 fatalities — but health officer says he died in motorcycle crash
All cars and alcohol must be locked down
So if we are being consistent, those who demanded lockdowns for those under the age of 65 should also be demanding prohibition and as well banning adults in that age group from driving vehicles.
Meanwhile, nursing home deaths undercounted in New York
Of course, the people most susceptible to COVID were in fact the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
While governments locked down everyone, including those under the age of 65, how did they handle the elderly?
And a recent report stated that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo undercounted the number of deaths in nursing homes due to COVID by 50%.
“The audit found that Health Department officials at times underreported the full death toll by as much as 50 percent from April 2020 to February 2021, as Mr. Cuomo faced increasing scrutiny over whether his administration had intentionally concealed the actual number of deaths,” reported the New York Times.
And many believe these deaths were a result of Cuomo ordering COVID patients to be returned to nursing homes.
Scandal first hit Cuomo in early 2021 when it was revealed that his administration directed nursing homes to accept recovering coronavirus patients, leading to a spike in elderly deaths. Trouble worsened for Cuomo as more and more reports revealed that his administration intentionally suppressed the death toll to protect the governor from political fallout. At the height of the pandemic, Cuomo was a media sensation, with reporters hailing him as the perfect opposite of President Trump.
In November 2020, Cuomo was even presented with the 2020 International Emmy Founders Award for what the International Academy called “his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”