This study led by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, finds that working the night shift or binge drinking doubled the risk of COVID-19 infection in nurses during the pandemic.
The analysis included survey answers of 750 nurses who were members of the American Nurses Association. The data were collected during the COVID-19 pandemic, when unhealthy alcohol use, including binge drinking, increased overall.
Among the findings:
The findings support further study of key mechanisms that relate to increased susceptibility of COVID-19 infections with alcohol and circadian misalignment to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 infection on frontline healthcare workers, the researchers say.Read More >>