No, there is no connection between beer and the virus that until this Thursday, January 30, has infected 6,000 people worldwide.
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The world is a strange place.
Believe it or not, people in the United States seem to believe that the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus in China is related to the consumption of Corona beer .
As Business Insider reported, Google searches for the term “Corona beer virus” are trending on Google. That is, enough users are making inquiries that relate the deadly outbreak of Wuhan c oronavirus with Mexican beer to make it a term that marks preference in the algorithms of the world's largest search engine since January 18.
Graphic showing how global searches for the terms “Corona beer virus”, “beer virus” and “beer coronavirus” have skyrocketed. / Image: Google Trends
It should be noted that no, there is no connection between beer and the virus that until this Thursday, January 30 has infected 6 thousand people worldwide. The presence of the term “Corona beer virus” is such that Constellation Brands, the producer of Corona Extra, told Business Insider that it expects its users to know how to make the distinction.
Wuhan virus is known for its “coronavirus” type because of the protein structure surrounding the infectious body and because it has not yet been given a name as such. The word “Corona” of the name of the beer is in Spanish because the drink originated in Mexico.