WIVB is reporting that Niagara University is touting itself as the first college in the United States to provide its students with “virus-blocking pillows.”

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The pillows, created by Spry Therapeutics, are filtered. These kinds of pillows are currently being used by major healthcare facilities in the U.S. in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Niagara University says.

Spry Therapeutics is owned by brothers and university alumni Bill and Bob Purdy. According to the Spry Therapeutics website...these pillows are waterproof and breathable, Spry Pure’s Pneumapure® filtration offers full protection from viruses and bacteria, allowing only clean air to pass through. Spry Pure is the perfect solution for asthma and allergy sufferers. Plus, the pillow never requires laundering — simply wipe down the water-resistant exterior with a mild solution to sanitize the exterior.

“We’re humbled to be able to offer our filter technology to our alma mater, Niagara University, and commend the school on leading the charge for higher standards of cleanliness across campus,” said Bill. “We hope that our filtered pillows help provide students and parents peace of mind as they arrive on campus in the fall.”

Well...the question this brings to my mind is if we can do "virus-blocking" pillows, can't we do "virus-blocking" masks...asking for a friend.