Recently, veteran actor Tom Hanks spoke about his experience of surviving coronavirus. He said, back in March, while filming in Australia, he and his wife, Rita Wilson became “the celebrity canaries in the coalmine of all things COVID-19”.
The celebrity couple were diagnosed with the infection on 10th March. Following which they were hospitalised for three days. They were certainly the most prominent and one of the earliest people to be diagnosed with the virus.
On the question of whether they faced any after-effects of sickness, Tom Hanks told The Guardian, “Oh no, we’re fine. Our discomfort because of the virus was pretty much done in two weeks and we had very different reactions, and that was odd. My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, she had a much higher fever than I did. I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes. That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway.”
“When we were in the hospital, I said: ‘I’m 63, I have type 2 diabetes, I had a stent in my heart – am I a red flag case?’ But as long as our temperatures did not spike, and our lungs did not fill up with something that looked like pneumonia, they were not worried. I’m not one who wakes up in the morning wondering if I’m going to see the end of the day or not. I’m pretty calm about that.” Tom added.
Well Tom Hanks is a real survivor, Isn’t he?