Drinking Is the Best Part of the Day. Is That Unhealthy?

One writer’s defense of the Covid-19 cocktail hour

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April is the cruelest month, breeding daffodils and gin and tonics.

If we survive, I will forever associate this period of our lives with the sacrificial slicing of the lime, the pouring of the holy inebriant lightly tinctured with the presidential miracle…