A company is selling $80 tissues infected with the common cold virus — and claims they’ll help you stay healthy.
Vaev Tissue aims to get its customers sick in order to build up their immune system. Instead of being bombarded with the cold when you least expect it, Vaev says this allows you to schedule when you get sick, so you can get it out of the way.
Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona, explains to Time that there are more than 200 varieties of rhinoviruses, which is why there has never been a vaccine for the common cold. You’ll be protected from whatever version of it is on this tissue, but that still leaves you susceptible to the other 199...
And people have actually bought the tissues! The company has sold about 1,000 tissues so far, Time reports. AND They’re currently sold out online.