COVID-19: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson offer blood to help develop a vaccine for Coronavirus; suggest naming it 'Hank-ccine'
Covid-19 survivors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have offered their blood to help develop a vaccine for coronavirus.
In early March, tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had tested positive for Covid-19 while in Australia. They returned home to Los Angeles at the end of March after recovering.
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
Hanks said on a podcast last week that he and Wilson volunteered to donate their blood and plasma for coronavirus research. "A lot of the questions (are) what do we do now? Is there something we can do? And, in fact, we just found out that we do carry the antibodies," he said. "We have not only been approached, we have also said, 'Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?'"
The actor also said that he had a name ready if a coronavirus vaccine is made from his blood donation. "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'," he said. Hanks also said that he and Wilson are feeling "just fine" and "dandy" after their bout with the virus.
Well, what do you think of the name?