‘Corona virus beer’? Google searches suggest people think coronavirus linked to Mexican lager

From Vancouver Sun, by Postmedia News. Photo: David Becker

Can you get coronavirus from drinking Corona beer? Well, maybe if you’re sharing a bottle with someone who already has the virus. But otherwise, it seems unlikely.

While there is no connection between the China-based 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) — which has killed 170 people and infected more than 7,800 globally — and the beer produced by Cerveceria Modelo in Mexico.

As first reported by Indy100.com, there has been a surge in Google searches for “coronavirus beer,” “Corona virus beer” and “Virus Corona beer” in recent weeks.

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