Last month, treasured Hollywood legend, Tom Hanks, announced that he and his wife Rita Wilson had been diagnosed with the virus.
The beloved actor has been sharing updates via social media, and Hanks and his wife have finally been able to return home...
But now Wilson has spoken out about the controversial Trump-approved treatment she received.
We are currently living in some of the strangest and scariest times in living memory.Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
Things are only getting worse...The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have been discovered and confirmed in nearly every other major country in the world.
The United Nations were forced to declare a global emergency.The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
And everyone has been asking the same thing...What is it that's causing this deadly virus?
Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
But regardless of where it comes from, it is a simple fact that the virus can be spread quickly and easily...And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
Scientists have been working tirelessly in a bid to find a vaccine...But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.
People all around the world are panicking.It's a dire situation.
And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...And it's showing no signs of slowing down.
Earlier this month, the news broke that world-famous actor Tom Hanks and his wife have tested positive for the virus.The sixty-three-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the news after the pair have been spending time in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks is playing Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Hanks posted this photo to Instagram from a Queensland hospital..."Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested, and were found to be positive," he wrote. "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety require. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!"
Warner Bros., the distributor behind the film, issued a statement shortly after Hanks and Wilson went public..."We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive," the statement read. "We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members are always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world."
Since the news broke, people have been flooding to Twitter to send their condolences...
Me searching #TomHanks age and medical history to make sure he’ll be okay https://t.co/5lU6Wf1dVm— it is what it is (@it is what it is)1584001906.0
But others were feeling confident in Tom's ability to fight off the virus...
Don't worry folks. If #TomHanks can survive D-day, Vietnam, a deserted island, two plane crashes, a shipping hijack… https://t.co/KkoGAoeYPo— Matthew Hill (@Matthew Hill)1584007819.0
But we needn't worry.
He shared a selfie of him and Rita from their quarantine in Australia...
Tom used his update to remind people that the virus could be deadly for some, and that following the advice of experts is essential.
Tom has been regularly posting on Instagram throughout his quarantine.
Hanks fans then had some big news they'd been waiting for.As Hanks has now been released from his Queensland hospital and is now resting in a private home, People reported.
And his latest news was perhaps the best yet.
https://t.co/3E7566qiAh— Tom Hanks (@Tom Hanks)1584931574.0
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are recovered from #coronavirus and returned to Los Angeles, USA, on Friday afte… https://t.co/0zIFypPwup— People's Daily, China (@People's Daily, China)1585403100.0
Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better. Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone - You don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no?
And since their recovery, Rita has spoken out about her treatment.
Here is Rita Wilson nailing ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ while she and husband Tom Hanks are in Coronavirus quarantine...❤️🌎💥 https://t.co/PnIE0VXPYK— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1584907257.0
"I think people have to be very considerate about that drug."
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have reportedly recovered from coronavirus and returned to the U.S. (via… https://t.co/58HXhmzLVN— Culture Crave 🍿 (@Culture Crave 🍿)1585357841.0