USA: Big Alcohol Uses COVID-19 to Change Alcohol Laws

The Novel Coronavirus public health crisis is leading to quick changes to state alcohol laws across the United States. The alcohol industry has been swift and aggressive in pushing for the weakening of alcohol laws. This comes at a moment when COVID-19 and the alcohol harm epidemic are brewing a perfect storm of violence, injury and trauma, fueled by soaring online alcohol sales during the country‚Äôs lockdown, and exerting a heavy toll on the emergency care system that is already on the brink.¬†Nevertheless, lawmakers and governors are weakening alcohol laws, protecting the interests of Big Alcohol…