Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in March and immediately self-isolated in Australia. At the end of March, they returned to Los Angeles and have been in quarantine throughout their recovery period.
The famous couple took to NPR’s podcast, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me", last week to announce that they have volunteered to donate blood to COVID-19 research.
"We just found out that we do carry antibodies,” Tom said.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
Tom joked that if a vaccine was created using his blood he would be happy to name it the “Hank-ccine.” Both he and Rita have made a full recovery from the virus and discussed how Rita's case had been much worse than Tom's.
“She lost her sense of taste and smell," Tom said, "She had a very high temperature.”
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