Influencers are sharing coronavirus content

Etsy has eight pages of coronavirus-themed gear.
Among the products are shirts, art, plush toys and masks.
Owners of the shops said they wanted to have some fun and raise awareness about the disease.
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Etsy, the online retailer that allows merchants to sell local crafts, has about eight pages of coronavirus-themed swag.

There are graphic tees, coronavirus rattles or plush toys, and plenty of Corona beer puns.

Coronavirus is sweeping China and has killed at least 1,370 and infected more 60,000. Ships have been quarantined, airlines have cancelled and redirected flights, and fear has prompted increased racism.

The virus is on the minds of many, and here are some products available for those who want a token from the times.

Tahani Baakdhah, of Etsy shop PurpleLilac, said she got the idea to make a crocheted rattle in the form of coronavirus when the World Health Organization announced coronavirus is “a disease with international concerns.”

The rattle is selling at $25.

“I thought it might be a good idea to spread awareness through creativity by creating an attractive original crocheted model,” Baakdhah said in an email to Insider.

The shop owner said she things that people need to be careful about the validity of the information that is being shared, “especially since it’s quite easy to come across misinformation in our daily news feeds.”

Baakdhah has the virus model available, as well as the crochet pattern.

“I have also uploaded a YouTube video demonstrating how to assemble the virus parts together,” she said.

Katherine Hanna, of Pennsylvania, is also designing toys based on the coronavirus. She said that commercialized stuffed toys in the form of germs and viruses have become popular and she’s received a few as gifts.

Hanna began sewing and selling her own

Source:: Business Insider


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