LOS ANGELES – A LA-based start-up company sells tissue that has been drawn in and carries various cold viruses and germs from the sick.
A Vaev Tissue Costs $ 79.99 ($ 108) The sole purpose is to give the user the virus and germs that are in the tissue. It is intended for users who wipe their noses so they can "get sick on their own terms".
Basically, the idea behind the Vaev Tissue is to pay to get sick with sneeze-filled wipes with the following statement:
"We believe you should get sick on your terms during the flu season." We at Vaev Do not Trade Chemicals or Prescription Drugs Tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills. "
In an interview with Time, Oliver Niessen, the 34-year-old company founder said," The simple idea is that you Deciding now to get sick The idea, you will not get sick later with the same cold. "
" You "For example, wipe your nose with a Vaev cloth a few days before vacation and let it sit chilled before your trip, "added Niessen.
However, according to Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona, viruses do not work that way.
"Much is wrong with that," he said to Time.
"There are more than 200 types of rhinoviruses, so you have to put about 200 handkerchiefs in each one's nose to get another […] that is vaccinated by one, that does not protect you from everyone else." 19659002] "That's why we've never had a vaccine for the common cold. How do you make a vaccine against 200 different viruses? "
Gerba also expressed his concern about the fabric of" unbelievable liability "because one can not predict how a person will react to a virus.
There are currently $ 79.99 handkerchiefs filled with sneezing on the site listed as "sold out" for a few months, which Niessen said was due to "supply chain issues."
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