TV’s doctors are sending their thanks to the real doctors fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, former “House” star Olivia Wilde shared a video on Instagram featuring a whole host of actors who have played doctors on TV, thanking healthcare workers for their efforts.
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“The closest thing I’ve ever come to being a doctor is putting on a costume, and while it is close, it’s not quite the same. But I just want to say thank you to the real healthcare heroes out there, and there are some other people who want to say thank you as well,” Wilde said.
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey said, “I want to thank all the doctors and the nurses. The real ones, not the ones that are on television.”
Others in the video include Neil Patrick Harris, Kal Penn, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Edie Falco, Julianna Margulies, and Jennifer Garner.
Sandra Oh sent love to her brother-in-law, who is an ER doctor in Canada.
“I wish you all health and safety,” she said. “And a quick shout-out to my brother-in-law Scott, who is an ER doc up in Vancouver. I love you, man.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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