Tom Hanks and wife are the first celebrities reporting being tested positive for coronavirus. Perhaps that will help to illuminate the severity of the crisis, that it’s striking everywhere and is no respecter of persons. Washington Post:

Actor Tom Hanks announced on social media Wednesday night that he and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus. The 63-year-old Oscar winner is currently in Australia for the pre-production stage of an Elvis Presley biopic.

Hanks noted in a statement shared on his FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts that he and Wilson, also 63, started to feel “a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.”

“Rita had some chills that came and went,” he continued. “Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.” A representative for Hanks confirmed the news as shared on social media.

This story broke only a few hours after the one about the NBA annoouncing it was suspending it’s season due to a Utah Jazz player testing positive.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, speaking on a panel on CNN pulled up the data on the CDC website showing that the Center for Disease Control did no coronavirus tests in the past 24 hours, and the Public Health Department did eight. Our government is at a standstill and the coronavirus is working with lightning speed. There may be some truth to what Trump’s former aide said, “We’re about ten days from hospitals being creamed.”

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Tin woman1

Very cool of them to own it. I like that.


At least the Hanks’ caught onto what was going on early. My town and county are majority elderly from all I’ve seen and they’re going to be a lot less lucky.

Cherl Harrell

Does anyone find it distressing, that the CDC hasn’t processed any tests in the last 24 hours? Like everything else coming from this maladministration. Unbelievable, incredible.


Distressing, yes. But surprising? Please…after last night, the message of YOYO couldn’t have been clearer if you skywrote in neon. It’s one of many reasons why I’m interested to see what Future President Joe Biden has to offer in an hour’s time.