Stopping the Australian Spread

When one of America’s best-loved actors, Tom Hanks, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Queensland’s Gold Coast in March, it brought the reality of the pandemic home to many. Twitter exploded after Hanks posted an image from quarantine featuring toast thickly spread with Vegemite: ‘Cripes, we’ve given him coronavirus *and* Vegemite.’ Many were shocked that he’d used ‘waaaaaaay too much vegemite’, though one noted that ‘killing coronavirus with nuclear levels of vegemite might be our only hope’.