Tom Hanks donates his blood to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Although we are facing a serious global health crisis, there is always the hope that a remedy to end Covid-19 will soon be discovered, and that light of optimism could be this actor, who is one of those infected in this pandemic.

Tom Hanks was filming his next film, a biopic about Elvis Presley, when he and his wife Rita Wilson began to develop symptoms of fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. After having medical tests, both tested positive for Covid-19.

The news shook the world, but luckily Tom and Rita took it easy and were flown to Los Angeles, California, to be isolated and cared for. Through social networks Instagram and Facebook, the actor kept fans informed about his health.

Hello friends. Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone down here who takes such good care of us. We have Covid-19, and we are isolated, so we will not pass it on to anyone else. There are those who can cause very serious illness. We are taking it one day at a time. There are things we can all do to overcome this by following expert advice and taking care of ourselves and others, right?

No one liked the news that Tom was infected; However, he reassured everyone when he revealed in an interview that medical tests showed that, in addition to the virus, his blood also has antibodies that are helping him fight it.

Because antibodies are crucial when developing disease vaccines, Hanks’ blood could be the solution that scientists (and everyone) are waiting to end this pandemic.

Doctors and experts contacted Tom to ask for his help and to be able to study his blood in hopes of discovering a vaccine against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19. Aware of the serious world situation, the actor is collaborating with plasma samples for different laboratories.

If a vaccine were to be developed, Tom would love to be called the “Hank-one,” and he obviously has no intention of limiting it, but rather offering it to everyone to avoid further infections. What a nice guy.

Just like in his movies, Hanks has become a man of utmost importance in saving the world. Hopefully, the tests and experiments with his blood will be a success, and we will soon have a vaccine. This great actor again deserves our applause of respect and admiration.

 

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