And the results ain’t always pretty:
The number of high-risk drinkers nearly doubled in lockdown and was worst in groups of higher social class, a government report shows.
Here is the (gated) Telegraph article. Part of the mechanism of course may be that the “groups of higher social class” have not experienced the most severe income hits. But I wonder if there is not more at work here. These same “groups of higher social class” are also those who went around to parties to be feted, traveled the world, gave talks at conferences, “did deals,” dominated meetings and grabbed the good seat, and through various other means received big in-person ego boosts in pre-Covid times. Now those ego boosts are gone, and…what do they do? Some of them do very fine things indeed.