Trauma cases dropped 60% … but not because of booze ban: research

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Trauma cases dropped 60% … but not because of booze ban: research

New data show that countries that did not ban alcohol had the same reduction in hospital admissions

Senior reporter

The 60% percent drop in trauma cases during SA’s Covid-19 lockdown was not because of a ban on alcohol sales, according to research funded by global drinks manufacturer Distell.

Now SA’s drinks industry wants the government to reconsider future alcohol bans.

New data published on Thursday claims there is no evidence the alcohol bans implemented during lockdown helped reduce the number of trauma admissions to hospitals or curbed the spread of Covid-19...

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