The mix-up is similar to the mid 1980s when the AIDS crisis led to an unfortunate word association problem with Ayds, a candy taken before meals as an appetite suppressant. The candy first introduced in the 1950s was taken off the market in the late 1980s, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
If you’re wondering why the virus is called coronavirus in the first place, it’s because the virus has crown-like spikes on its surface and “corona” is Latin for “crown,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Mexican beer, of course, has nothing to do with coronavirus. However, Google search users are curious for answers.
Google Trends noted that global search interest for “coronavirus symptoms” has spiked by more than 1,050%. Top searches included “What is coronavirus?” “Is coronavirus deadly?” and “How to prevent coronavirus” – but also “corona beer virus.”