Alcohol sales soar during the pandemic says Head of the Supermarkets Association of Trinidad and Tobago Rajiv Diptee says that Trinidadians have been consuming more alcohol as a result of the pandemic. He says that the sale of alcohol has drastically increased since the pandemic at supermarkets.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show this morning the SATT Head revealed that this comes as no surprise given the fact that certain trends are expected during trying periods like the pandemic.
He maintained this increase in alcohol purchases has been holding steady for a while now, especially given the closure of bars and the inability to consume alcohol at restaurants that cannot facilitate indoor dining presently.
Separately he also commented on the Association’s involvement in the vaccination drive in T&T. He said unfortunately there are still many myths that have been circulating that people seem to believe and unfortunately this has contributed to vaccine hesitancy even among supermarket workers. He maintained that the vaccines have been proven to help protect the population and mitigate the negative factors associated with the Covid virus. However he feels persons who are making the decision not to take the vaccine are doing so without good reason.
By Avril St Hill Babb for Power 102 Digital