We've all heard of the coronavirus at this point. Unfortunately it's a contagious strain of flu which is making it's way around the world. Though it has absolutely nothing to do with the Corona beer you might like to drink down at the pub, the name seems to have caused mass worldwide confusion.
The Coronavirus is still being blasted on the mainstream news, it seems as though it’s still making its rounds with the number of memes that have surfaced on the internet, as shown below.
It’s funny to hear that people are getting confused between the coronavirus and the Corona beer brand. As an unfortunate result of this confusion, the Corona beer brand’s parent company's stock has been tumbling down from a record high shown courtesy of Bloomberg.
There has been an increased amount of online searches for “Corona beer virus” and “beer coronavirus” which shows that not even the beer is able to escape the unfortunate unrelated affiliation. People are panic buying masks to protect themselves resulting in some stores in asia putting up signs such as the one shown below.
Some people have even gone to great lengths to try to not get the virus by doing some crazy ineffective things as shown below.
I repeat the coronavirus has nothing to do with the Corona beer. They are unrelated.
Google trends say that this term is spoken worldwide and isn’t just something that is searched in the developed world.
So where did this name for Corona originate?
Well, it comes from Latin, the word “Corona” translates to crown in English, which in a marketing sense is meant to make you feel like a king or queen when you drink a Corona beer. The reason the virus is called that is because under a microscope it looks like a crown due to the spikes that the virus has on its outer membrane, making it look similar to a crown. It's a very unfortunate link, hopefully, the Corona beer’s parent company will recover some of its stock price soon.
Is there a way to keep yourself safe from the actual Corona Virus?
- Wash your hands thoroughly, watch this video here if you want to learn how to do so.
- Wear a mask properly if you can get hold of one.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough to avoid spreading the germs.
- Seek early medical help, if a fever or cough becomes apparent and remain indoors.
Stay safe out there!