Tom Hanks’ blood will be used to develop coronavirus vaccine

Tom Hanks’ blood will be used to develop coronavirus vaccine
Rita Wilson with husband Tom Hanks (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Maybe instead they could donate their bodies to science?]

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s blood will be used by medical researchers who are developing a vaccine for coronavirus after they won their battle with the illness.

The married couple were among the first high-profile individuals to contract COVID-19 … and they fell ill whilst in Australia where Tom Hanks was making his new movie, Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.

After going public with their diagnosis and keeping fans updated on their condition whilst in isolation Down Under, they made a full recovery and were allowed to return to their home in Los Angeles.

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Upon arriving back in the US, Tom, 63, and Rita, 63, enrolled in a medical study to determine if their antibodies would be useful for scientists working on developing a vaccine and now the ‘Saving Private Ryan’ star has revealed that they have been approved to donate blood because they do “carry the antibodies”.

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