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Fact or Fiction: People believe coronavirus is linked to Corona beer?

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 16:49:09-05

Has there been a spike in Google searches of people trying to figure out if coronavirus has a connection to Corona beer?

Yes.

Since January 18, searches have skyrocketed for the terms "Beer Coronavirus," "Beer Virus," and "Corona Beer Virus."

Corona's parent company doesn't seem phased by the spike in Google searchers.

"Consumers, by and large, understand there’s no linkage between the virus and our beer/business," Maggie Bowman, the communications director at Constellation Brands, said in a statement to The Hill.

According to the CDC, the coronavirus gets its name from the crown-like spikes it shows under a microscope. Corona is Spanish for crown.

This article was written by Michael Rozzen for KGTV in San Diego.