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Dr. Esther Choo

MSNBC Columnist

Esther Choo, M.D. M.P.H., is an emergency medicine physician, health policy researcher and founding member of Equity Quotient, a company that advises organizations on building cultures of equity. She has provided commentary on the pandemic and other health care topics through appearances on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and Yahoo! Finance and editorials published in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, The Washington Post, NBC Think and USA Today.

Esther Choo, M.D. M.P.H., is an emergency medicine physician, health policy researcher and founding member of Equity Quotient, a company that advises organizations on building cultures of equity. She has provided commentary on the pandemic and other health care topics through appearances on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and Yahoo! Finance and editorials published in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, The Washington Post, NBC Think and USA Today.

Latest from Dr. Esther Choo

18d ago

Past vaccination efforts made us forget how bad measles is. It’s back to remind us.

Covid, disinformation and the rise of personal exemptions are why measles has reappeared in the U.S. after it was wiped out more than 20 years ago.
165d ago

Yes, the new Covid vaccine costs money.?Yes, you should get it.

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the latest Covid vaccines, updated to protect against current strains of the coronavirus.
201d ago

'Covid's back on the board,' and ER doctors like me are bracing for an awful fall

Throughout the past month, Covid cases have been ticking back up, and emergency room doctors like me are bracing for an awful fall.
231d ago

The new?Alzheimer’s?drug is a step forward. But it falls far short of a miracle.

Those losing their loved ones to Alzheimer’s should temper their expectations of new drug Leqembi, which was approved by the FDA last week.
322d ago

Women are far safer with an accessible abortion pill than they are without one

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's ruling that the FDA’s initial approval of mifepristone was unlawful is flawed and dangerous.
343d ago

Gwyneth Paltrow is pushing snake oil to fellow Covid long-haulers

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ozone therapy practice goes beyond your average Goop-inspired health hack, with the FDA refuting its known benefits, and pointing to risks.
354d ago

Medical tourism is a symptom of our broken American healthcare system

After the deaths of two Americans traveling to Mexico for surgery, Dr. Esther Choo says medical tourism is a reminder that the U.S. healthcare system is broken.
418d ago

How Damar Hamlin’s collapse became the latest anti-vaccine conspiracy theory

When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest Monday, anti-vaccine activists were quick to insinuate a link to vaccines.
456d ago

What to know about RSV, the respiratory virus impacting infants and toddlers

Oregon declared a state of emergency with people still dying from Covid, the flu in full force, and now respiratory illness RSV spreading among young children.
503d ago

What you need to know about Haiti's deadly cholera outbreak

The disease is a consequence of widespread instability and chaos
521d ago

The fetal heartbeat isn't real — at least not in the way you think

How the far right’s soft-on-the-facts-strong-on-the-emotional-overlay milieu nurtures policies that are both dangerous and ludicrous.
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