The expert called habits that increase the risks of contracting a new coronavirus infection. According to the professor MGMU them. THEM. Sechenov, President of the Russian Association of Public Health Andrei Demin, the risks of severe COVID-19 course depend not only on chronic diseases or age.
Demin emphasized that the risk of contracting coronavirus increases in those who consume alcohol and smoke. These habits negatively affect the general condition of the body, thereby contributing to the severe course of COVID-19.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) understood this issue and issued an official conclusion that any consumption of alcohol, in addition to affecting the immune system, also harms the lungs and disrupts the synthesis of necessary substances in the liver,” the Parliamentary newspaper quoted the expert as saying.
Demin also added that any human organs have a certain “margin of safety” that helps fight various misfortunes. Smokers have run out of these supplies long before they encounter the virus.