Tom Hanks’s blood might help save us all from coronavirus

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  • Researchers around the world are racing to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine to finally conquer the deadly pandemic that’s ravaged the globe for months now, killing tens of thousands of people.
  • One way that effort might be successful is through the use of antibodies from people like actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who’ve successfully beaten the COVID-19 virus and whose blood could be used to seed, in a way, the highly-sought-after vaccine.
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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first celebrities to acknowledge receiving a positive diagnosis for the COVID-19 coronavirus, having contracted the virus in Australia where Hanks was shooting his role in director Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis Presley biopic. The couple has since recovered, and now there’s at least an outside chance that they just might have at least a small role in saving us all from the disease that’s killed almost 55,000 Americans as of the time of this writing, according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University.

That’s because, as part of their recovery, Hanks and his wife have both been found to carry antibodies to the coronavirus, and they’ve volunteered to let researchers who are racing to develop a vaccine for the virus use their blood in those efforts.

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