Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Doctor's Log - April 6, 2020 - 09:43

In Episode 2 of Doctor’s Log—a diary of one ER physician’s life on the COVID-19 front lines—Esther Choo, M.D., shares an update on a sick colleague. Plus, she reflects on what the public doesn’t understand about this country's much-publicized ventilator shortages, and goes deep on the topic of “collateral damage”: the unforeseen consequences of forcing victims of child abuse and domestic violence to sequester in homes that simply are not safe for them. This is a point of view only an insider could have: raw, emotional, and deeply informed.

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In Doctor’s Log, a new podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios, Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency room physician in Portland, Oregon, will deliver a twice weekly report from the front lines of the coronavirus crisis: her own ER. She takes listeners into the real world doctors and nurses are facing now, as they grapple with the most significant health threat in modern history, and helps us all understand what to do to stay safe. For transcripts, please visit our website (