Oh no-Fake news!
"She's not the patron saint of pandemics or infectious diseases, according to Moss.
You can turn to St. Edmund or St. Roch for that, she said.
Rather, St. Corona is the patron saint of treasure hunters, the scholar said, which has little to do with her story and more to do with a treasure hunter who credited his success to her intercession.
Still, Moss said, there's hope for St. Corona.
St. Edmund and St. Roch became associated with pandemics long after their deaths, when they were believed to have saved people from the plague, she said.
Should St. Corona be associated with any healing miracles during the current coronavirus pandemic, her new patronage just may stick.
"I prefer they didn't, but if enough people decided St. Corona was the patron saint of the coronavirus, she's just going to become that," Moss said.
By popular acclaim of the internet, she already may be on her way."