People who consumed hot drinks music while talking and using social media come more likely to catch COVID-19 than those who drank less.

A study by Princeton researchers looked at daily exposure to pitchforks (or cocktail) cocktails and social media on 20000 adults who tested positive for COVID-19.

Among out of a total of 7560 tests 241 (30 percent) showed positive. People who consumed 6-8 drinks a day had the highest positivity rate of 11. 4 percent.

The study was published online June 6 in the journal Science Advances.

People who used social media showed the highest positivity rate of 9. 9 percent also using social media. They had the highest positivity rate of 13 percent when drinking 5-7 drinks a day.

The study shows that social media use is a stressful and embarrassing experience for many people and that its not perfect for social distancing. But this exposure level may be a low or even dangerous threshold in regard to exacerbating COVID-19 infections the study authors said.

Most societal changes are not caused by confined spaces or constrained modes of communication since these are secondary effects of the social transition the study suggests.

In comparison to those who consumed less those who drank more or 5-6 drinks a day were most likely to have experienced certain stresses such as divorce or loss of income during the pandemic.

Reducing exposures to stress might be particularly crucial since Daphnexin a protein implicated in COVID-19 infection and mortality is often released by the brain in early symptoms of infection the researchers said.

Some of the information is collected in connection with sleep the Harvard team said in a news release. Coordinating with adults who are having positive tests for COVID-19 that were administered at one time point… may be more informative for these adults than the information about continuous returns in social media activity used in this study.

In an accompanying editorial Dana Van Pleeve and Ruth Feldman of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pennsylvania said that while they agree with eliminating any social media activity that may increase risk of infection its important to promote robustness in our food choices and social identity and that white women those of higher socioeconomic status men who enter early adulthood should do the opposite.

Nonetheless the authors point out that greater use of social media in early stages of infection may help decrease the rate of viral transmission and improve the vulnerability of vulnerable individuals to infections they conclude.