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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/16/2020 11:29:37 PM

The World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office in Europe on Tuesday published a report calling for people to limit their alcohol intake during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the WHO, an increase of alcohol consumption while countries around the world are on lockdown to prevent further spread of the disease can lead to "health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviours, mental health issues and violence." The organization notes that alcohol "compromises the body’s immune system and increases the risk of adverse health outcomes."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: justavoter 4/16/2020 11:37:29 PM (No. 382295)
I don’t drink and this is none of their business.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 4/16/2020 11:40:56 PM (No. 382296)
Ha ha they haven't seen violence until they try to take away people's alcohol.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: padiva 4/16/2020 11:42:00 PM (No. 382297)
How about showing people how to strengthen their immune systems?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jollytroll 4/16/2020 11:50:19 PM (No. 382303)
Hmmm, does this imply that the 'cure' (lockdown with increased alcohol consumption) might be worse than the 'ill' (covid-19)?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley 4/16/2020 11:50:53 PM (No. 382305)
The wisdom of these US taxpayer funded ski clubs is flabbergasting. You go, WHO!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden 4/16/2020 11:51:33 PM (No. 382306)
Come and get it, sugar! Cheers!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 4/17/2020 12:00:42 AM (No. 382311)
Of course, WHO executives are exempt from this rule during their mutli-course gournet dinners at five-star restaurants throughout the world. At USA aid dollars expense, of course.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vesicant 4/17/2020 12:03:42 AM (No. 382315)
Yeah, but drink all the bat soup you want. Ancient Chinese secret!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jimincalif 4/17/2020 12:04:09 AM (No. 382317)
WHO’s not on first, Trump threw them out.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65 4/17/2020 12:04:57 AM (No. 382318)
I agree. I recommend strictly limiting alcohol consumption to whisky. I'm partial to Angel's Envy bourbon myself. However, fortified wines are good too. Any port in a storm....
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JL80863 4/17/2020 12:25:46 AM (No. 382329)
The best advice is to ignore anything WHO has to say and be sure it doesn't spread from person to person.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mean Gene 4/17/2020 12:30:37 AM (No. 382332)
The Apostle Paul wrote Timothy to take wine for the sake of his stomach. In Utah we recently were told an entry was left open so a racoon fell into our water reservoir and died. So much for water out of the tap. I'm sticking with bottled drink.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/17/2020 12:32:36 AM (No. 382334)
WHO is paid by the Chinese now. You tell them.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: or gate 4/17/2020 12:41:29 AM (No. 382338)
Eat your vegetables and get healthy. Pizza and burgers are no good
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Reply 15 - Posted by: XCenturion 4/17/2020 12:42:12 AM (No. 382339)
WHO dat? Ho Li Chit U Say!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: texaspast 4/17/2020 12:55:42 AM (No. 382346)
Dear WHO - Do the letters F and O have any meaning to you? They should! Wu bat say Wu bat when I say Wu bat? (hat tip to a 1937 cartoon)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/17/2020 1:09:37 AM (No. 382351)
The WHO can take their recommendation, fold it in 5 corners, and shove it where the sun don't shine!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/17/2020 1:19:37 AM (No. 382356)
I would just add that it would be better to leave off the desserts. Those cause obesity and make people more vulnerable to viruses. Also, don't sit and watch movies. Not good to be sedentary, but don't go to the park, to keep social distancing. Don't talk on your cellphones. Aside, why has all the criminals been let out of jail except Paul Manafort? Is he immune from the virus?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chumley 4/17/2020 1:27:43 AM (No. 382358)
Better yet, eat what you want. Drink what you want. Its none of anybody's business and internet advice is worth less than what you pay for it. Internet advice from euroweenies on the Chinese payroll is worth even less than that.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/17/2020 2:08:59 AM (No. 382370)
#10 - I'm a gin girl. I've got a bottle of Bombay Saffire stashed down in the cabin. Of course, its just for medicinal purposes on a winter rainy day walk, or a windy spring day, or a blistering heat wave in summer or when the chill of autumn sets in. Woe be to the man, woman or child WHO messes with my Bombay Saffire!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 4/17/2020 2:22:15 AM (No. 382372)
WHO the hell do they think they are? I don't drink alcohol, but I may start just to anger the idiots at WHO.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/17/2020 2:58:11 AM (No. 382385)
Who needs to keep their meddling noses and gratuitous opinions out of everyone's business? WHO, that's who!!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/17/2020 4:00:11 AM (No. 382397)
This pontification is why the US taxpayers pay for the bulk of the Chinese hatched WHO budget? Are the Chinese or the demonrats going after the booze industry now to deep six it?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: LaVallette 4/17/2020 4:06:16 AM (No. 382398)
How many Muslims and wowsers are there on the WHO board?.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: watashiyo 4/17/2020 5:04:14 AM (No. 382412)
WHO said that?!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Petronius 4/17/2020 5:48:50 AM (No. 382428)
Sounds like a Muslim edict.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: judy 4/17/2020 6:21:58 AM (No. 382445)
First the so called experts tell us to shut down , then tell us where to go, where not to go, when to go, stay distance when to you go , wear a mask, don't wear a mask , wear gloves, don't wear gloves , what not to drink, millions will die...this coming from WHO ...the ones who informed us it could Not be transmitted person to person while defending China, making million $$$ salaries, ....they are probably sipping expensive champaign... courtesy of the taxpayer... while lounging the 5 star resort telling us how to act.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 4/17/2020 1:14:54 PM (No. 382900)
Sounds like the WHO are drunk with power.
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