Medical drama 'The Resident' donates equipment to Atlanta hospital battling coronavirus
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A TV medical drama is sending real-life supplies — including face masks and gloves — to an Atlanta hospital to help with shortages due to the coronavirus.

Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, took to Instagram this week to thank the team at Fox's "The Resident" for an "incredibly generous donation" of personal protective equipment that came straight from the TV show's set.

The doctor said gowns, gloves, masks and "all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during COVID-19" were among the donations from the show.


Production on the drama was halted last week over concerns about the coronavirus, which as of Thursday had led to at least 150 deaths in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

"The Resident" follows the personal and professional lives of doctors and staff at a fictional hospital.

"Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive," Law wrote. "And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture."

State officials across the country have said they've faced a shortage of masks and other equipment to help protect health care workers treating patients with the coronavirus. 

Many hospitals have indicated that they're quickly depleting their stockpiles of masks, and have expressed concern about not having enough ventilators for a potential surge in patients due to the pandemic. 

Law wrote on her social media post that the cast and crew of "The Resident" are "good citizens doing good deeds and not looking for a shout out."

"Though I encourage all to support 'The Resident' and the great team behind the show and to pay their good deed forward any way you can."