WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- LA-based company Vaev has sold used tissues online for $79.99 to aid people to get sick whenever they choose to.
- Although the product carries a human sneeze, the company believes that the used tissue is loads better and safer than needles or medicines.
- The tissues were bought mostly by young people who wanted other options to combat cold symptoms.
A company from Los Angeles sells used tissues to help consumers decide to get sick on “their own terms.” Created by Vaev, the tissues are sold online for a pricey $79.99, and have been reportedly sold out for months.
The idea behind the product is to “choose” when to get sick when flu season comes, rather than dealing with it when it naturally occurs.
“That kind of freedom or luxury to choose — I mean, we customize everything in our lives and we have everything the way that we want it, so why not approach sickness that way as well?” company’s founder Oliver Niessens told TIME.
According to the company website, the tissue is “specially treated with organic ingredients, and is non-prescription.”
Additionally, the company said that the product is closely related to the human body to keep your “immune system feeling like your immune system.” They also believed that using a used tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills.
Surprisingly, most of those who bought the tissues were people in their 20s and young parents who had reservations about vaccines thus, seeking other “alternatives” says Niessen.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that aside from having no vaccines to fight the common cold, they also stressed that the best way to arm yourself from cold symptoms is to wash your hands often, avoid people who are sick, and to refrain from touching facial cracks or openings where germs can enter the body.
Source: Fox News