Recently a company went viral for selling used tissues to customers, in their website the company says that people should be able to choose whether they want to get sick or not. “We believe that when flu season comes around, you should be able to get sick on your terms. We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” writes Vaev Tissues on its website.
The sneeze-filled Vaev Tissues is sold for $79.99, which is approximately Rs. 5,700. But the most surprising thing is that according to Fox News the Vaev tissues is sold out for this month on their website. The company states the tissue is “specially treated with organic ingredients, is non-prescription, and works hand in hand with the human body to keep your immune system feeling like your immune system.”
While talking to time the CEO of the company said, “The simple idea is you choose now to get sick, with the idea in mind that you won’t get sick with that same cold … later,” said Oliver Niessen.
While talking about the product, Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona said, “There’s a lot of things wrong with that,” he tells Time. “There are more than 200 types of rhinoviruses, so you’re going to have to shove about 200 tissues up your nose each time to get a different one. But getting inoculated from one doesn’t protect you against all the others. That’s why we’ve never had a vaccine for the common cold. How do you make a vaccine against 200 different viruses?.” He said.
Take a look at their official commercial.
After the product went viral, people found making fun of the product on social media
Vaev who do you think you are? $80 for used tissues that I have to stuff up my nose so I don’t get sick. Smh 🤦🏽♂️ I’ll stick with brand new Kleenex. 🤧 #GoodDayDC
— dvmo (@Damo_Seayn3D) January 23, 2019
— J-Town Dadio (@J_TownDadio) January 23, 2019
@wfaaweather I work in an elementary school; my new early retirement plan is to sell used tissues!! Currently accepting bids on colds, flu and stomach virus!! 😂😂
— RhondaP (@vrcplou) January 23, 2019