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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s Blood Will Be Used to Help Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

The Hollywood couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia in March when Hanks was working on the film on the Gold Coast for Baz Luhrmann’s film which is a biopic of Elvis Presley. The couple has offered their blood to be used by the medical researchers who are working on the vaccine of coronavirus. The couple has recovered from coronavirus after they were infected with the virus.

Why Did Tom Hanks and His Wife Donate Blood?

After they informed the public about them being infected with coronavirus, they went into complete isolation and kept their fan updated with their condition after which they made full recovery and returned to their home in Los Angeles. When they returned back to America they became a part of medical study to find out whether their antibodies would be useful for scientists to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. Now it has been confirmed that their blood carries antibodies and they could donate their blood for developing the vaccine of COVID-19.

What Did Hank Say About His Donation:

Tom said that he hopes that he and her wife blood could prove useful to develop a vaccine for coronavirus and jokingly called the vaccine a ‘Hank-ccine’. He said on a public radio game show that “We have not only been approached; we have said, do you want our blood? Can we give plasma? And, in fact, we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the Hank-ccine”.

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He said that his wife has suffered from coronavirus more than him and he was extremely worried about him. He said that her wife Rita lost her sense of smell and taste of the food she ate and had a much higher fever. He said that everyone should respect the health workers, delivery people, shelve stockers and food folks. He urged everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.