This COVID Life

This COVID Life
A cardiologist at Emory University shares candid thoughts from the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Lakshmi Sridharan chats with her curious friend Jaclyn Schiff, CEO of PodReacher, exploring what it’s like to be a physician during the coronavirus pandemic, and how it’s changing the professional, the personal, and everything in between. Wide-reaching conversations in this moment of freefall. Best enjoyed with your favorite drink. An 8-episode series.

The end is here.
May 27 • 42 min
The final episode of This COVID Life kicks off with Lakshmi explaining the different types of COVID-19 immunity tests — what the results of antibody tests can tell us and what they do not. Jacci and Lakshmi take stock of what’s next: What does life…
Helplessness, anxiety, and love in the midst of a pandemic.
May 8 • 25 min
Lakshmi and Jacci discuss the wide range of emotions that arise while living in a pandemic. The episode kicks off with Lakshmi sharing the experience of a patient whose condition was dramatically affected by coronavirus — but not in the way you might…
The heart of the matter.
May 4 • 34 min
Speaking from Atlanta as the state of Georgia reopens its economy, the episode opens with Lakshmi talking about how her health system is preparing for an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The focus shifts to the relationship between COVID-19 and heart…
Appointing a designated survivor
Apr 29 • 29 min
This episode explores leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. Lakshmi describes her health system’s preparedness approach, which includes the appointment of “designated survivors.” Leadership at the local, national, and global level are…
We’re losing money.
Apr 23 • 24 min
In this episode, the co-hosts discuss the changing economic landscape resulting from efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. Lakshmi opens with the story of a patient who has to make difficult choices due to economic challenges. Jaclyn shares how…
When COVID-19 is a family affair.
Apr 21 • 28 min
The coronavirus pandemic is having a major effect on family dynamics. The episode kicks off with Dr. Lakshmi Sridharan relating the experience of treating a patient whose whole family was diagnosed with COVID-19. She also discusses her adjustment to…
“I woke up with a little bit of a cough.”
Apr 17 • 23 min
After two exposures while examining COVID-19 patients, Lakshmi found herself sitting in an office with an infectious disease specialist. After describing the process for COVID-19 testing, she discusses the emotional effect of her work on her parents.
I was exposed to COVID-19. Twice.
Apr 14 • 33 min
“In the last one month, everything’s different”