‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Cover COVID-19 Pandemic in Next Season 17 – National


Grey’s AnatomyGray Sloan Memorial Hospital will tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the upcoming season 17.Grey’s Anatomy Executive producer Krista Vernoff revealed the news during the Television Academy’s “Quaranstreaming: Comfort TV That Keeps Us Going” panel on Tuesday.

“We’re going to tackle this pandemic for sure,” Vernoff said. “There’s no way to be a long-running medical show without telling the medical story of our lives.”

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Vernoff was joined by Grey’s Anatomy stars Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr Miranda Bailey, and Kevin McKidd, who plays Dr Owen Hunt, on the panel.

She also shared that the show’s writers met real-life doctors who share their stories about working on the front lines during the pandemic.

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“Every year, doctors come to tell us their stories, and usually they tell their funniest or craziest stories. This year it’s more like therapy, ”she told the panel.

“The doctors are coming and we are the first to talk about this type of experience they are having. They are literally shaking and trying not to cry, they are pale and they talk about it like war – a war they weren’t trained for.

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“And that has been one of our great conversations about Owen, is that he’s actually trained for it in a way that most other doctors aren’t.

Vernoff said it was “really painful” to hear about the experiences of doctors and patients with pain.

“I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of these stories,” she added.

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Filming for Season 17 has yet to begin but Vernoff said the writers are already working hard to create stories for the Grey’s Anatomy jeter.

“Our conversations have been constantly about how we keep the humor and romance alive as we tell these really painful stories,” said Vernoff.

In March, the Grey’s Anatomy The cast shared a video message to real-life doctors and nurses battling the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate National Physicians Day (March 30).

“We wanted to say THANK YOU to every healthcare worker fighting on the front lines of this pandemic. We are very grateful for your sacrifice, ”the caption reads.

The legend also announced that Barco Uniforms, the company that manufactures scrubs for Grey’s Anatomy, would donate 10,000 scrubs per month to all health workers who need them.

“Go to their profile to get information and tell everyone you know!” »The message read.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are a few things you should know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic diseases such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop any symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and maintaining a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical blanket to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or masks are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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