Forget Needles, Puff On Mushroom Inhalers for Vaccinations
The Fungus Inhale Vaccination project imagines a new way to administer vaccinations: through using colorful fungus inhalers
What if you could skip the painful injections for vaccination, and puff on an elegant mushroom inhaler instead? According to Celine Park, a student at the Royal College of Art, using fungus inhalers to administer vaccinations may not be outside the realm of possibility.
Park’s vision of the inhalers are whimsical and colorful, Alice In Wonderland-esque, and not at all intimidating. Weakened forms of a virus would be attached to fungal spores (microscopic particles that lets fungi reproduce). When someone uses the inhaler, the spores travel through the lungs and seep into the bloodstream.