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What Does a Virus have to do with a Beer?

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Corona Virus or COVID-19, What does it have to do with a beer brand?

Sorry about the clickbait. Corona Virus and the beer brand Corona has nothing to do with each other what so ever. The joke is most likely that the virus and how you can contract it is to drink a Corona beer. The stupidity of it, all though moronic has taken to mainstream media and social.

So how did the Corona Virus aka COVID-19 start:

Coronavirus

Coronavirus is widely believed to had started at what is called a “wet market” in China in the city of Wuhan. This market is known to sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. These types of markets pose a severe risk of viruses that can jump from animals to humans because of a lack of standards. So it is difficult to pinpoint the cause because live animals are being kept and butchered on-site. In addition, they are also densely packed.

Additionally, the source animal of this latest outbreak has not yet been identified. Earlier accounts is thought that the original host is to have been bats. Bats (Bats also play host to other wide ranges of diseases including Ebola, HIV, and rabies) were not sold at this Wuhan market but may the bats may have infected live chickens or the other animals sold there.

Coronavirus and the Beer? Misinformation banks? Where did that come from?

The parent company that makes Corona, Constellation Brands (STZ), which brews several other variations of the popular lager, said in a statement that its customers “understand there is no link between the virus and our business.” Multiple surveys that have been conducted show that Corona’s brand had been suffering from negative misinformation.

The continuous trove of “misinformation” about how the virus is spread has been “extremely unfortunate.”
Online searches for “corona beer virus” spiked in the early part of  February, but have since declined due to more information about how the virus is spread and care to prevent infection. This goes to show how we humans like to make up names (nicknames) of brands we widely buy.
So What should we do?
According to the CDC:

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms may include the following:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

In some rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulties such as coughing or shortness of breath, call your doctor or a health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know about your symptoms and recent travel history (see example below).

For example: Over the phone, be sure to tell them if you have traveled outside the country in the last 14 days, particularly to countries affected by COVID-19 (currently China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea). Also, be sure to tell them if you suspect you have been close (within 6 feet) of someone who has COVID-19 for an extended period. Your health care provider or the emergency room team will recommend the next steps.

For updates, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).




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