People are now searching ‘beer virus’ on the web after assuming that the coronavirus is being caused by the popular Corona beer.
The deadly Chinese outbreak of coronavirus has led some people to believe that the virus is being caused by Corona beer, much to some peoples’ amusement.
As it has caused confusion, there has been a call for the beer to be rebranded as this epidemic could damage the brewery’s reputation.
To create fear and hysteria, social media jokers have even gone to the lengths of recording themselves getting rid of the beer wearing gloves and a breathing mask.
YouTube star Brad Holmes joined in on the prank, by filming a video which shows his girlfriend, Jen Davies, getting rid of the Corona beer in their home.
Brad says: “What the f*** are you doing? Why are you pouring my f***** beers down the sink?”
To which she replies: “I’m trying to get rid of the virus in this house.”
Branding experts insist that the company won’t change the name of the drink as the attention could potentially create a rise in sales.
Jeffrey Stoltman, a marketing professor spoke to WWJ Newsradio and said: “It’s at this point a case of mistaken identity if you want to label it as such.
“I think the concern comes out of our new world here where everything can be found at the touch of your fingertips on your mobile device.
“Apparently, there’s a very large number of people in a very populated country — India — that sort of started the ball rolling on this and then individuals such as yourself who kind of wondered the same thing.
“But so far, other than Google searches, there’s no indication of damage to the brand, and quite frankly, I, and a number of others don’t think there will be.”
It has recently been revealed that London is one of the most at-risk places for coronavirus worldwide.
Experts at the University of Southampton conducted the research and found that many major cities such as Dubai, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney are also under threat.
A much more logical cause for the outbreak of the coronavirus is bat soup, which is being sold a market in Wuhan which is where the lethal outbreak is thought to have begun.
Bat soup is a Chinese delicacy and scientists in China believe that the fatal strain shares a common ancestor with a virus that is only found in fruit bats.
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