Medical dramas “Gray’s Anatomy,” “New Amsterdam” and “The Resident” are providing help through the coronavirus pandemic enjoying out in actual life.
ABC’s “Gray’s” is donating robes and gloves whereas firefighter-centered spinoff “Station 19” is donating masks, based on a press release offered to USA TODAY from Krista Vernoff, govt producer of the ABC exhibits.
“At ‘Station 19,’ we had been fortunate sufficient to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks which we donated to our native hearth station. They had been tremendously grateful. At ‘Gray’s Anatomy,’ we have now a back-stock of robes and gloves which we’re donating as nicely,” the assertion learn. “We’re all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare staff throughout this extremely tough time, and along with these donations, we’re doing our half to assist them by staying house.”
NBC’s “New Amsterdam” can be offering donations, the community introduced in a assertion from spokeswoman Sharon Pannozzo.
“New Amsterdam has donated provides of masks, gloves, robes and different objects to the New York State Division of Well being to be utilized on the idea of highest want in reference to aid efforts in New York to assist the neighborhood within the wake of the Covid-19 disaster,” the assertion learn.
Fox’s “Resident” was apparently the primary to make a donation of provides to assist maintain healthcare staff at Grady Hospital in Atlanta keep protected. Objects embody masks, surgical gloves, surgical robes, booties and protecting head gear.
A Twitter account for Carlos Del Rio, who identifies himself as govt affiliate dean for Emory at Grady, shared Wednesday that the present despatched private protecting gear, often known as PPE. (The present is filmed in Atlanta.)
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“Right this moment we acquired at @GradyHealth a donation of PPE used for @ResidentFOX,” the tweet learn.” Once you don’t suppose miracles exist they magically occur.
“Throughout #COVID19 provide of PPE is low all over the place however individuals are being artistic and beneficiant,” the tweet continued. “Thanks guys!”
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A spokesperson for Fox confirmed that the objects got here courtesy of “The Resident” however declined to remark additional. However the present’s official Twitter account responded to the tweet in regards to the donation.
“Thank YOU! We’re simply glad to have the ability to assist,” the publish learn.
USA TODAY contacted 32 hospitals inside 19 “main medical facilities” across the nation to ask about provides, staffing and area for COVID-19. Of these, 12 responded in some kind.
Most hospitals that responded to USA TODAY’s survey stated they now have enough provides of face masks, respirators, robes and different private protecting gear for sufferers and well being care staff. However some fearful in regards to the prospect of shortly dwindling provides ought to they see a wave of contaminated folks.
Contributing: Ken Alltucker and Nick Penzenstadler
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