WUHAN, CHINA. (THECOUNT) — Talk about mass hysteria! According to Google Trends, some people are making a connection between Corona beer and the deadly coronavirus.
Google Trends shows a dramatic spike in searches “Coronavirus beer”, “Corona virus beer” and “Virus corona beer” in the last few days.
The searches are primarily coming from USA, Australia, India and Canada.
The obvious conclusion from searches for “beer” and “virus” together would be a perceived connection between Corona beer and the coronavirus, given the obvious similarity in names.
“To be crystal clear (and we can’t quite believe this might need explaining) there is absolutely zero connection between Corona beer and this deadly virus. So if you’re looking forward to relaxing this weekend with a beer and zesty lime, please do go ahead and indulge.”
Needless to say, there is no known connection between the deadly virus and the adult beverage.
Geo quick facts: Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb – wikipedia.