Coronavirus: Church goers have low risk of ‘despair-related’ deaths – Okoe-Boye

It appears that people who religiously guide their lives stand a better chance of surviving the Coronavirus pandemic.

Deputy Health Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye disclosed on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ that churchgoers have a low risk of death from despair-related diseases.

According to him, churchgoers who strictly abide by the right teachings abstain from activities that may put their health at risk.

Dr. Okoe Boye added that the church also provides psychological therapy to people.

“People who attend church once a week, their risk of death from diseases of despair…there are three conditions; alcohol, drugs and suicide, they refer to it as despair-related deaths”.

“Those who go to church, their risk from it is lowered by 68% in women and by 33% in men. It means even the church has a role to play when you have a situation where anxiety is rife,” he said.

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