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Showrunner Frank Valentini Explains Why General Hospital Won't Directly Address COVID

Frank Valentini

General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini explained to Soap Opera Digest recently why his soap won't directly address COVID-19 on screen. 

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Valentini shared:

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Given that we are a hospital-centric show, we definitely thought about incorporating Covid-related cases into the story, but prior to the lockdown, we already had a tremendous amount of scripts prepared — and although we did ultimately have to rework a few items, we would not have been able make the necessary changes in an authentic way that would be true to our viewers. 

He added:

 To that end, we did make a point to acknowledge and extend our gratitude to our frontline workers during this week’s airing of the Nurses’ Ball.