The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world to its core, crippled the global economy, and filled people with trepidation about the future. It seems that nobody is under the radar when it comes to coronavirus. The virus doesn’t discriminate between the rich and the poor. And this can be proven with the surge in the coronavirus infections witnessed in the world of celebrities.
Recently, a prominent Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for coronavirus. The couple were reportedly in Australia, as Tom Hanks was filming for Elvis Presley’s biopic. The Oscar winning actor, shared his experience with the world in an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. He said, “My wife had a tougher time than me. Rita had a much higher fever. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. She got absolutely no joy from food for a better part of three weeks.”
Stephen Colbert further asked Tom Hanks about how he contracted the infection. To that, Tom Hanks replied, “We had no idea how it could’ve happened, where it could’ve happened. It was after a day out that I had started feeling a little punky! Rita had a headache; she was feeling bad. And we were tested in the afternoon.”
Tom Hanks further added, “I had bones that felt like they were made of soda crackers. Everytime I moved around, it felt like something was cracking inside of me.” The actor continued to cite how he felt tired all the time and “had a really sore butt.”
As soon as the couple tested positive for coronavirus, they were shifted to a hospital, where they met doctors in PPE kits. Tom Hanks said, “Our discomfort because of the virus was pretty much done in two weeks and we had very different reactions, and that was odd.”
The coronavirus pandemic has shown no signs of receding, and it’s going to be an arduous journey before things go back to what they were. But as silly as it may sound, with all hands on deck, we can put a halt to this deadly pandemic. Till the time a vaccine is discovered, nothing can protect us other than ‘social distancing.’ Acting as responsible citizens of the world, can be our gift to humanity. So, please wear a mask, practice self-hygiene, and follow the social distancing guidelines. This is the only way to not just protect yourself but also those who are vulnerable, from coronavirus. Stay safe and stay healthy!