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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Meredith contracts COVID-19 to indicate plight of first responders

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'Grey’s Anatomy': Meredith contracts COVID-19 to show plight of first responders

One of the primary characters of Grey’s Anatomy finally ends up getting COVID-19 as the worldwide pandemic will get integrated into the storyline.

As the two-hour premiere episode rolled out, followers noticed the medical employees of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital turning into the entrance line employees of the virus, placing themselves in hurt’s method to save others.

Meredith Grey, performed by Ellen Pompeo additionally change into one of many individuals to contract the illness, as revealed by showrunner Krista Vernoff.

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Vernoff stated: “Last week we felt Meredith Grey’s pain as a doctor treating an early surge of COVID patients. This week we begin to experience what it is for her to be a COVID patient herself.”

“Over 1,700 health care workers in the U.S. have died of COVID to date. Many thousands more have been infected. Health care workers are on the front lines of this crisis, living through a war for which they were not trained,” she went on to say.

“We saw an opportunity to dramatize and illuminate their plight through the incredibly well loved and well-known character of Meredith Grey,” she stated, claiming the choice was to indicate how difficult the roles of medical professionals have change into throughout the pandemic.

“Doctors and nurses are fighting for us and falling for us,” she stated.

“The least we can do is wear a mask, socially distance and stay home whenever possible. Meredith has a real fight ahead of her. And … she has that beach. Darkness and light. It’s a powerful season. Stay tuned,” she added.

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