1. Flocking to liquor stores amid COVID-19  WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY
  2. Avoiding ‘unintended consequences’: Manitoba Liquor Marts stay open amid COVID-19  Global News
  3. Why liquor stores are an essential service amid the coronavirus pandemic  SooToday.com
  4. Alcohol must keep flowing during pandemic to prevent serious withdrawal: addiction experts  CBC.ca
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Making sure alcohol is available may not seem like a necessity during a public health emergency, but it can be a matter of life or death for those with severe addiction. Making sure alcohol is available may not seem like a necessity during a public health emergency, but it can be a matter of life or death for those with severe addiction. 

Province says our health system is already under immense pressure without an influx of people in withdrawal needing medical careProvince says our health system is already under immense pressure without an influx of people in withdrawal needing medical care

Why liquor stores are an essential service amid the coronavirus pandemic - SooToday.com

Many have wondered why Manitoba Liquor Marts remain open during COVID-19, and the answer may have more to do with keeping emergency rooms clear than keeping home bars stocked during the pandemic.Many have wondered why Manitoba Liquor Marts remain open during COVID-19, and the answer may have more to do with keeping emergency rooms clear than keeping home bars stocked during the pandemic.

Avoiding ‘unintended consequences’: Manitoba Liquor Marts stay open amid COVID-19 - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

“DC folks: It appears the new stay-at-home order does not apply to liquor stores, as alcohol listed in the "essential businesses" list: 🍷”

Bo Erickson CBS on Twitter: "DC folks: It appears the new stay-at-home order does not apply to liquor stores, as alcohol listed in the "essential businesses" list: 🍷… https://t.co/mBYCS5j7ov"

“Roussin says he's not advised MB to close liquor stores & is concerned about unintended consequences of any measure. Context: Addicts could show up at ERs w/withdrawal episodes if alcohol no longer sold. Roussin also warned of harm to users of non-medical drugs. #covid19”

Bartley Kives on Twitter: "Roussin says he's not advised MB to close liquor stores & is concerned about unintended consequences of any measure. Context: Addicts could show up at ERs w/withdrawal episodes if alcohol no longer sold. Roussin also warned of harm to users of non-medical drugs. #covid19"

“If anyone doubted the importance of alcohol to the Brits - “Coronavirus: Off-licences added to list of 'essential' retailers” https://t.co/RHOtBVCuan”

Steve Sedgwick on Twitter: "If anyone doubted the importance of alcohol to the Brits - “Coronavirus: Off-licences added to list of 'essential' retailers” https://t.co/RHOtBVCuan"

“Never thought of this: The local order, said Dr. Sherri Onyiego of Harris County Public Health, left liquor stores open for different health reason — to avoid a spike in residents flooding hospitals with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. https://t.co/ReCxK0UnGx”

Greg Rajan on Twitter: "Never thought of this: The local order, said Dr. Sherri Onyiego of Harris County Public Health, left liquor stores open for different health reason — to avoid a spike in residents flooding hospitals with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. https://t.co/ReCxK0UnGx"

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