How We Get to Normal

How We Get to Normal

Doctor's Log - April 9, 2020 - 08:40

What will the world on the other side of COVID-19 look like—and when will we get there? Those are some of the questions Esther Choo, M.D., gets asked the most, and in Episode 3 of Doctor’s Log, she shares some surprising answers. What will the implications be of Americans having put off “non-essential” doctors’ visits and surgeries for months? How will health-care providers themselves deal with built-up trauma and stress? And—to answer a burning parental concern—will there be summer camp? While no one knows what our new normal will look like, Dr. Choo’s honest, unvarnished diary provides clues, and perspective. For transcripts, please visit

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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 (