Corona Beer Virus and Coronavirus - What People Are Googling
According to Google Trends, searches for the Mexican beer Corona Extra have increased by more than 1,100% in the US since the outbreak first reached the country. ‘Beer virus’ and ‘corona beer virus’ are among the most frequent searches phrases.
Global searches for ‘coronavirus symptoms’ have also increased by more than 1,050%, while ‘what is coronavirus’ and ‘is coronavirus deadly’ also made the top five questions people are asking for. However, there is no link between the coronavirus and Corona Extra beer whatsoever.
It’s not completely clear what is driving the data displayed on Google trends. Does Google autocomplete have something to do with this? The Google Trends web page doesn’t clearly show the actual number of people who have been Googling “beer virus” and “Corona beer virus.” So while the uptick may seem relatively big, it is unclear what the actual increase in number may have been.
Initially the virus was first believed to have started at the Huanan Seafood Wholesales Market, in Wuhan, China, although authorities are still investigating the cause.
Online searches for "corona beer virus," "beer virus," and "beer coronavirus" have risen around the world since January 18, apparently associating the drink and the virus with confusion. Only In the U.S. alone, Google Trends indicates that 57% of people those that searched one of those terms in recent days searched for "beer virus," while the remaining 43% looked for "corona beer virus."
So, in order not to create any confusion, we will try to answer the five most Googled questions about coronavirus:
1. What is coronavirus?
It is a family of viruses named so because “corona” means crown in Latin and these viruses have little spikes on their surfaces that make them look like little crowns. The strain that is causing the current outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, is a newly discovered strain in this family which no cure has been found yet.
1. What is Corona?
It is a brand of beer, a pale lager. The beer originated back in 1925, forty years before the first strain of coronavirus was discovered and named. The virus was not named after the beer. If you ask the bartender for a Corona and he will try to give you coronavirus instead, you should leave the place immediately.
2. Is coronarvirus deadly?
Coronarvirus can kill an average of 15% of people who are infected, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new 2019-nCoV has already resulted in at least 170 deaths with over 7,700 infected. So, yes it can be deadly. However, so far, this season, the flu has killed far more people, at least 8,000 in the U.S. alone.
2. Is Corona deadly?
Drinking in moderation may not kill you. However, drinking too much can end up killing you.
3. Can I prevent from coronavirus?
Currently there is no vaccine against any type of coronavirus. Therefore, the best things to do are to avoid close contact with those who are sick and to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Also, refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your paws.
3. Can I prevent from Corona the beer?
Don’t buy it. Or ask the person throwing the party to get some other brand of beer. Alternatively, you can serve kale. No one will notice the difference.
4. How does coronavirus spread?
Looks like the new coronavirus spreads via respiratory droplets like the other types of coronavirus. So when an infected person sneezes or coughs, he or she can leave virus-filled respiratory droplets momentarily in the air or on some surface or object. Touching these droplets and then rubbing your eyes, nose, or mouth could get yourself infected.
4. How does Corona the beer spread?
By handing it out to people. A store, a bartender, or a party host may spread the beer. Additionally, if you spill the beer on a ping pong table, it can rapidly spread across the table.
5. Where does coronavirus come from?
Not beer. Unless someone who is infected with the coronavirus coughed or sneezed on a beer and then gave the beer to you. A study published in the Journal of Medical Virology suggested that this new coronavirus could have jumped from snakes to humans however, more research has to be made in order to find the cause of this infection.
5. Where does Corona the beer come from?
The refrigerator. It could also be from a shelf or a box. Occasionally a fanny pack may be the source. If you are wondering where it originally came from, Cervecería Modelo and Constellation Brands in Mexico produce Corona, the beer.
In conclusion, it's safe to drink a Corona beer and panicking when seeing a bottle of Corona is just silly. On the other hand, you should take all the necessary precocious while travelling to the affected areas.
As of today, the 25th of March the coronavirus has killed more than 20,912 people worldwide and the majority of them are from Europe, reaching a number of 13,582 people, according to AFP.
The number of cases infected with coronavirus passed 463,408, while 113,802 have recovered. More than 328,704 patients are in mild conditions and 14,379 are in either serious or critical condition.
Italy is the most affected country with over 7,503 death followed by Spain with 3,434 deaths and China, with 3,281.
As more countries are faced with complete lockdown, US Senate leader have agreed a $2 trillion stimulus package with the White House.
India is now on a lockdown for 21 days, with more than 1.3 million people on quarantine. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, told Indians that he was banning people from leaving their homes in order to save the country, all the citizens and their family. He also stressed that if after 21 days the situation will not stop or improve then the country’s development risked being set back 21 years.
New Zealand has declared State of National Emergency after reporting more than 200 cases of coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, called on every citizen to ‘act like you have Covid-19’ and warned that those violating compulsory stay-at-home rules would face “no tolerance”.
As of today, there are more than three billion people living under lockdown measures in order to stop spreading the coronavirus, which the United Nations warned that is threatening all of humanity.
“Covid-19 is threatening the whole of humanity – and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.
“Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”
A report from Wuhan cut off from the world, the story of the fight against the Ebola virus, memories of the Spanish epidemic and other educational projects.
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
At the beginning of the year, when coronavirus was not yet widely publicized, Pandemic appeared on Netflix - a six-part project dedicated to the global cause of the fight against viruses and, in fact, summarizing many documentaries from this collection. Its creators methodically analyze the process of the emergence of new strains; answer why it usually happens in poor countries and how some infections spread through animals.
American Experience: Influenza 1918
The history of the spread of coronavirus is often compared with the events of a hundred years ago. Then, in a world not yet recovering from World War I, an epidemic of Spanish flu was raging. The episode of the cult documentary series American Adventure is dedicated to her.
We Heard the Bells: the Influenza of 1918
This movie is also dedicated to the well known 1918 epidemic. But this is not an attempt to recreate the events of a century ago, but rather the desire to reflect them. The main characters are old people from different parts of the USA who, as children, became eyewitnesses of the spread of the disease. They recall how they did not believe that the Spaniard would touch them, how they had faced the death of relatives and friends, how they were ill themselves - and after that they had a long biased attitude, because other people were afraid that they would infect them too. According to many heroes of the movie, the events of those years became the most terrible memories in life.
The Lockdown: One Month in Wuhan
A documentary project about life in the famous city of Wuhan during its complete isolation. At the beginning of 2020, 11 million people remained on their own at the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus. The main characters are doctors, officials and ordinary citizens, who were able to organize themselves in the face of the disease.
How to Survive a Plague
Contrary to the name, this movies is not a training manual on what to do in the event of a “black death” pandemic. We are talking about HIV and AIDS - diseases that they preferred to remain silent about until a certain time - but somewhere they are still silent today.
Fire in the Blood
If treating HIV-infected people in America is a difficult but solvable problem, then in Africa it is almost impossible. The fact is that many pharmaceutical giants refuse to voluntarily supply medicines necessary for antiretroviral therapy to poor countries. Because of this, dozens of people who are unable to receive treatment die every day.
Why Do Viruses Kill?
Of all the projects on the list, this is perhaps the least optimistic. The movie was released 10 years ago after the swine flu pandemic, which killed some 18,000 people. Then it became obvious that we are still powerless in front of some of the creatures of nature and that modern science is not fully aware of the mechanisms of the emergence of new strains. "Why are viruses killing?" introduces us to the device of viruses and answers the question why, even today, scientists cannot stop their spread in time.
Hero with a Thousand Faces
From 2014 to 2016, a disease was raging in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. But this movie is not about how quickly Ebola destroys a person from the inside, but about people who are fighting an epidemic. The focus of the crew going to Sierra Leone is doctors and volunteers risking their lives.
Speaking of Ebola and other viral diseases, one can not help but talk about other human enemies. We have long been accustomed to them and often do not even take them seriously, but they very often carry deadly infectious diseases. That's right, we are talking about mosquitoes. The movie contains a fascinating and consistent story about how they reproduce, what they feed on and for what global epidemics these seemingly harmless insects are responsible.
The most relevant project on the list. This is the new season of the Explained documentary series, whose authors in half-hourly videos answer simple questions about health, sex, politics and economics in simple language. One of the episodes of last season was devoted to epidemics - in it, Bill Gates and a team of visiting doctors discussed the likelihood that a new pandemic will happen in the next decade. Alas, their predictions came true even faster.
Mexican brewing company Grupo Modelo announced that it would temporarily stop brewing Corona and other brands of beer, since the government ranked it among enterprises whose activities are not essential for the economy and should be stopped for the time of quarantine measures. It is reported by Reuters.
Grupo Modelo has already begun to reduce production volumes and will stop it by Sunday, April the 5th. The company expects to maintain production facilities at the lowest possible load so that they can then be easily restarted again.
The company also noted that beer production refers to agricultural activity, which is nevertheless considered vital for the country's economy.
"If the federal government considers it necessary to clarify and confirm that beer is still agricultural products, we are ready to apply a plan according to which 75% of the staff will work from home, but at the same time it will be possible to ensure the supply of beer," the company said in a statement.
On April 5, there were 1,890 cases of coronavirus infection and 50 deaths in Mexico and 79 deaths. Restrictions on the operation of non-essential enterprises were introduced before April 30.
Heineken, which produces Tecate and Dos Equis in Mexico, is also expected to cease production. The company announced on April 1 that it was stopping the shipment of goods, which caused a booming demand for beer in the country.