The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has nothing to do with Corona beer, but some people seem to think it does.
s the outbreak spread last week, searches for “corona beer virus,” “beer virus,” and “beer coronavirus” increased substantially worldwide, according to Google Trends.
Searches for “corona beer virus” jumped 2,300 percent globally from January 18 to January 26, Business Insider reported. Searches for “beer virus” jumped 744 percent and searches for “beer coronavirus” jumped 3,233 percent.
'Corona beer virus' searches suddenly spike on Google after deadly coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/2J0qgMqsRA
— indy100 (@indy100) January 26, 2020
I can’t say I’m too surprised. Explains why Corona was willing to pay millions of dollars to change the name of COVID-19, to save their brand reputation during the pandemic.