Tom Hanks blood being used for COVID-19 cure
After recovering from the coronavirus, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have offered up their blood to help develop a vaccine.
The famous couple tested positive for COVID-19 in March and went into self-isolation while in Australia. They returned to Los Angeles at the end of March, and have been in quarantine while recovering.
Hanks said on NPR's Podcast last week that he and Wilson have volunteered to donate blood to 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 said, 'Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?'"
The actor said that if a vaccine was made using his blood, he would be ready to name it the "Hank-ccine" he joked.
According to the actor, he and Wilson are feeling "dandy" after their recovery from the virus. Hanks admitted that "Rita went through a tougher time than I did. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. She got absolutely no joy from food for a better part of three weeks."
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