hyped by President Trump as miracle cures for COVID-19.)’ data-reactid=”18″>Wilson, who was treated in Australia, said on day nine she was given the controversial drug chloroquine. (Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both anti-malaria drugs, have been hyped by President Trump as miracle cures for COVID-19.)
“I know people have been talking about this drug, but I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or it was just time for the fever to break,” she said. “My fever did break, but the chloroquine had such extreme side effects. I was completely nauseous. I had vertigo. I could not walk and my muscles felt very weak.”
She added, “We have to be very considerate about this drug. We don’t really know if it’s safe in this case.”
spoke out after their parents’ diagnosis.)’ data-reactid=”22″>As for how they got it, doctors told the couple, who have pre-existing conditions (she is a breast cancer survivor and Hanks has type 2 diabetes), that they were “both exposed … at the same time,” she said. However, “We don’t know when that could have been or where. All I can say is that all of our close contacts — family, people on our work team — no one has tested positive.” (The couple’s children spoke out after their parents’ diagnosis.)
Wilson said their doctors told them that now that they have had COVID-19, they are immune. However, she said, “that is what the belief is,” as so much is still unknown about it.
Wilson said she and Hanks have since donated their blood for a study about the disease, which will hopefully lead to a vaccine being developed. They’re also waiting to hear back if they can donate plasma to people currently fighting COVID-19.
film he was working on in Australia in on pause, he hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend — from his kitchen.’ data-reactid=”27″>Wilson said she and Hanks, whom she married in 1988, now both feel back to “normal” after the scare. And Hanks has been back to work as well. While the film he was working on in Australia in on pause, he hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend — from his kitchen.