"Why do people buy so much toilet paper?" "Are they insane?" These are the expressions we hear the most in recent days. Panic shoppers from all around the globe are taking various measures against COVID-19. There are numerous posts going around the internet, showing people stocking up like crazy. Coronavirus hit the supermarkets like a hurricane, and markets are struggling to meet the demand.
The supplies that we are talking about are products that you can easily find in the markets such as water, flour, pasta, and hygiene products. But how do the rich of the world protect themselves? Although the virus does not recognize borders between countries, it sets borders between social classes.
Let's look at the most expensive products that rich people use for protection.
1. The Prepster Ultra Advanced - Fireproof Emergency Bag
If you had $4,995.00, would you spend it on a First Aid kit? This luxury emergency bag might provide the safety you deserve for the money you've paid. It is made of fire and water-resistant fabric and has all the products that you might need during an emergency.
A solar panel, sleeping bags, water filter, Leatherman multi-function tool, and even Mast chocolate... If you think that the hand sanitizers are not enough, numerous Bond-like gadgets are waiting for you in this bag. In case of an emergency where you might need strict virus protection, you can count on this bag.
This $149.95 necklace made by Hammacher Schlemmer guarantees that it will protect you at any time.
If you are a frequent traveler, you probably know that planes are the places where the transmission risk of COVID-19 is highest. You can contact numerous diseases during your trips. Therefore, you must eliminate germs from your personal space. This is an innovative wearable necklace that keeps airborne germs away from you.
It allows you to clean ambient air around you in everyday life. It's small and noiseless, so you can take it anywhere you go.
It is truly expensive for a necklace, so how about some affordable options?
We think that you will want to stay away from the millions of bacteria that are currently present in your bed, especially during the pandemic. Doing that might cost you $99.95.
If you are wondering if it is worth the expense, let's look at the features of the sleep cocoon.
It's made from patented antimicrobial fabric that kills about 100% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. You can take this self-sanitizing cocoon on a business trip or use it at home.
Is this rinse-free cream produced by Byredo, a luxury brand in Europe, worth the $35? It must be obviously worth it since the product is completely sold out... Why would you buy this Byredo rinse-free sanitizer for $35, when you can buy a Lovhop sanitizer for just $4?
5. Ready Set JUDY
Although not as much as the $5000 emergency bag, Judy can be considered as a luxury too. Its Mover bags that were on sale for $150 are all sold out. Simon Huck, who is the founder of JUDY, is a friend of Kim Kardashian West, so luxury is inherent in his business.
JUDY is a survival brand that provides everything you might need to survive in an emergency. The kit includes emergency blankets, candles, and hand warmers for the possible harsh weather conditions. From a phone charger to multi-tools, JUDY has everything you might ever need.
We think this one is the most expensive of the surface sanitizers with its $499.95 price tag. It makes you contemplate if it has some sort of hidden superpowers. The reason behind the price tag, however, is the technology this sanitizer uses.
Its technology is similar to what NASA developed to purify the space shuttle.
It can destroy up to 99% of mold and bacteria on surfaces. Thanks to its small size, you can use it wherever and whenever you want.
Well, do these products really have the power to protect us?
We all know that diseases kill the rich and the poor without discriminating. It is up to debate if an extremely expensive emergency bag will protect you better than a normal-priced one.
Of course, some high fashion brands benefitted from the current situation too. Fendi released a pollution mask with its logo, and the mask costs €190. It already sold out.
Even though doctors state that masks are not effective in preventing the virus from spreading, people continue to buy numerous N95 masks.
Soaps and sanitizers are enough to protect yourself from COVID-19. Just wash your hands frequently, and continue social distancing.
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