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U.S. screenwriter donates supplies from Netflix series to help fight virus

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U.S. screenwriter donates supplies from Netflix series to help fight virus

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An award-winning American screenwriter swapped fact fiction, donating medical supplies from the set of his Netflix series to a New York hospital in an attempt to fight the coronavirus.

Ryan Murphy, known for creating and producing several popular television shows, including "Glee", "American Horror Story" and "Nip / Tuck", shared an image on Instagram over the supplies weekend, which included elastic bandages.

The products were used in hospital scenes for the next season of "Pose", a TV series about New York's LGBT + underground lounge culture in the 1980s.

"Today we donate all of our supplies to Mount Sinai Hospital to help nurses and doctors fight the Covid outbreak," wrote Murphy.

Murphy, who won several television Emmy awards, did not disclose details of what was donated or its monetary value, and neither his agent nor the hospital responded to requests for details or comments.

Last week, Murphy, television producer Shonda Rhimes and television writer Greg Berlanti donated tens of thousands of dollars to an aid fund for industry assistants and support staff who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

The sector was hit hard, with production disrupted to comply with social detachment guidelines to prevent the virus from spreading.

Many of your workers are hired who are paid hourly or daily and may not be entitled to unemployment benefits.

In the United States, the number of coronavirus cases across the country surpassed 40,000 on Monday, of which more than 500 died.

Calls were made for suitable medical supplies, including protective masks and ventilators.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that local hospitals are about to run out of supplies and are in dire need of masks and fans.

Hundreds of thousands of masks, gloves and dresses were being delivered to a makeshift field hospital, housed in a major New York City convention center, said New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo.

It is one of four temporary hospitals that are being built in the state to deal with pandemic cases.

Murphy joined other celebrity donors, such as daytime program host Kelly Ripa and her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, who donated $ 1 million to the New York governor's office to buy medical equipment and a group that houses shelters for homeless women.

But some stars, including actor Tom Hanks and model Heidi Klum, drew public ire after testing the virus, raising questions about privileged access.

Reporting by Matthew Lavietes @mattlavietes; Edited by Hugo Greenhalgh and Ellen Wulfhorst. Please give credit to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Thomson Reuters charity, which covers the lives of people around the world who struggle to live freely or fairly. Visit http://news.trust.org

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