Pre-Infected Tissues

The company Vaev claims to be selling tissues that have already been sneezed into. For about $80 it seems that you get a box containing one infected tissue. The idea apparently is that you can infect yourself with a cold, and this will somehow strengthen your immune system, thereby protecting you from further colds or the flu. Although the company's website is very vague on details, offering only this:

We believe that when flu season comes around, you should be able to get sick on your terms. We’re not about chemicals or prescription drugs here at Væv. We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills. This isn’t like any tissue you’ve used before, but we love using them, and you will too.

The idea is so odd that I wonder if it isn't some kind of hoax. Note that it isn't actually possible to buy these things because the company's online store claims to be sold out.

More details at Yahoo News!.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 24, 2019
     Category: Health | Disease | Overpriced Merchandise | Cures for the common cold

when will they allow us to get ebola on our own terms?
Posted by crc on 01/24/19 at 08:07 AM
Thanks for posting about this! Now I know to not use that brand if someone raves about it and gives me a box of them as a present.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/24/19 at 09:44 AM
Surely the CDC and FBI would like to co-operate and have a field day here.
Posted by Virtual on 01/24/19 at 11:12 AM
I dunno if it's a hoax. There are good hoaxers out there, but there's also Gwyneth Paltrow. Either way, this doesn't work.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/26/19 at 03:11 AM
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