ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS SURGED AMONG MIDDLE-AGED AMERICAN WOMEN DURING PANDEMIC, STUDY FINDS: “There’s been a lot of talk of amnesty lately for those who got it wrong throughout the pandemic, and we just got yet another reason to say, resoundingly, absolutely not. According to the CDC, alcohol-related deaths soared in the US between 2019 and 2020. In fact the number of these deaths increased by 26%. Historically, that percentage-change year over year has never been greater than 7%.”