Pandemic Dispatches From The ER, One Year Later : Short Wave The coronavirus has disrupted all of our lives, and that's especially true for healthcare workers. We hear reflections from Dr. Jamila Goldsmith and Mariah Clark, two emergency room workers. They tell us what the first year of the pandemic has been like for them, how their lives have changed, and what's around the corner as more people become vaccinated.

Are you a healthcare worker who would be willing to share your experience with the Short Wave team? Email us at shortwave@npr.org.

Pandemic Dispatches From The ER, One Year Later

Pandemic Dispatches From The ER, One Year Later

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A nurse in the emergency department of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital dons personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient suspected of having coronavirus in Leonardtown, Maryland. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse in the emergency department of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital dons personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient suspected of having coronavirus in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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The coronavirus has disrupted all of our lives, and that's especially true for healthcare workers. We hear reflections from Dr. Jamila Goldsmith and Mariah Clark, two emergency room workers. They tell us what the first year of the pandemic has been like for them, how their lives have changed, and what's around the corner as more people become vaccinated.

Are you a healthcare worker who would be willing to share your experience with the Short Wave team? Email us at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was fact-checked by Rasha Aridi, and edited by Viet Le. Joshua Newell provided engineering support.