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Cutting Edge, Me

I might just now be watching the first episode of Tiger King. I didn't know who Ed Sheeran was until I watched (the enjoyable) movie Yesterday. I don't even recognize most of the names on the Billboard Hot 100 (when did it stop being the Top 40?).

But when it comes to drinking?

I'm on it.

The news this week was filled with headlines like, "Drinking Alcohol Heightens Risk of Coronavirus." The reason? It weakens your immune system. I was all over that piece of information 35 days ago!


But the articles also warn that drinkers are more likely to engage in risky behavior that could heighten their chances of catching the virus. Drinking, in other words, lowers inhibitions and makes you more likely to do things you wouldn't do when sober.

I was all over that piece of information 35 years ago!

I'll mention a few other links between Coronabeer virus and drinking that the media hasn't started reporting yet.

Drinking tends to result in hangovers. When you're hungover, you're likely to crave junk food and greasy food, both of which supposedly make you more susceptible to viruses.

Drinking makes you want to socialize, which, of course, will kill you.

And finally, drinking, gin and tonic with ample lemons/limes will make you invincible to the Coronabeer virus. Of course, such a claim tests credulity and the experts are scoffing at the notion, but I know from first-hand experience that a lot of gin and tonic makes you invincible to everything, from that supermodel's disinterest to that 250-pound UFC fighter who might have just looked at you the wrong way, so it makes sense the gin and tonic would make you invincible to Corona.

I might test it tonight.