Aussies Are Searching 'Corona Beer Virus' On Google
The deadly coronavirus is confusing Australians, Google search data has shown.
Searches for ‘beer virus’ and ‘Corona beer virus’ have spiked across the country and the world this month.
West Australians seem to be the most concerned by a ‘beer virus’, with searches going up 100 percent in the past month, while in NSW the search term ‘Corona beer virus’ has gone up 68 percent.
The popular Mexican beer has nothing to do with the deadly virus sweeping the world, but it does seem to be confusing some of us.
However, not everyone is confused and many are searching for serious coronavirus related questions.
Google Trends this week tweeted that global search interest in ‘coronavirus symptoms’ spiked by over 1000 percent in 24 hours from January 21.
Top searches include ‘What is coronavirus’ and ‘How to prevent coronavirus’. On Thursday, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said two Australians in Wuhan, China, had been infected with the disease.
There are seven confirmed cases in Australia, including four in NSW, two in Victoria and one in Queensland.
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