Today’s invention is a way to add value to those paperbacks which people buy to read when traveling.
Each such tome would have several additional blank pages at the end, made from absorptive, soft paper.
When overcome by the sudden urge to sneeze, a reader would quickly turn to the back of the book and press their face into one of the tissues there. Each of these could then be torn out and discarded.
This could help lessen the productivity losses of national economies -a significant saving, given the cross infections that occur in planes, trains and buses.