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What's the purpose of selling used tissues? This company sells it for over Rs.5,000; Know why

A company based in Los Angeles is selling used tissues to customers to allow them to decide when they want to get sick. Read on to know more!

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 24, 2019 15:17 IST ]

What's the purpose of selling used tissues? This company sells it for over Rs.5,000; Know why

When do you want to get sick? Which day and what time of the day you want to get sick? While you must be thinking that we are not in our senses, let us tell you that there is nothing like that. We are asking you all the relevant questions because now, you can decide on your own the day and time when you want to get sick. A company based in Los Angeles is selling used tissues to customers to allow them to decide when they want to get sick.

"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 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."

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On the micro-blogging website, the reactions of the people aren't positive with many of them calling the product "disgusting". The cost of this sneeze-filled tissues is $79.99 or Rs.5,700 as per Indian currency. Also, according to Fox News, they have been sold out online for months.

Oliver Niessen, the 34-year-old founder 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," to Time.

However, according to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona, the problem is that this is not how viruses work. "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."

He further says: "That's why we've never had a vaccine for the common cold. How do you make a vaccine against 200 different viruses?"

Well, after learning the facts, we too call this product as disgusting!

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