#CleavonMDjournal

I am an emergency medicine doctor and Iraq war veteran in New York City on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Each day, I enter a war zone, risking my life to provide the best patient care and save as many lives as possible. This pandemic is real. This pandemic is spreading. And I owe it to my country to share the truth.  Corpsman Up! 

5/19/2020 – Thank you for the support everyone! COVID cases have decreased since the 12 week quarantine here in NYC, so there is not much to write about. I’m shifting gears and will focus on highlighting the #CovidDeaths. Will also be moving to Arizona following residency, so the journey will continue there! 

Hippocratic oath excerpts

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Coronavirus Statistics

The Journey Begins...

#CleavonMDjournal

5/06/2020 – 176,874 cases in NYC: 19,107 deaths – COVID Nightmare 
5/02/2020 – 172,354 cases in NYC; 18,232 deaths – Spring is Here
4/29/2020 – 164,841 cases in NYC; 17,589 deaths – Casualty of War
4/26/2020 – 158,259 cases in NYC; 16,673 deaths – Mary Sturdivant: Advocate for the Underserved
4/25/2020 – 155,113 cases in NYC; 16,270 deaths – Selfish People
4/24/2020 – 150,473 cases in NYC; 15,848 deaths – Voices from the Frontline
4/22/2020 – 142,432 cases in NYC; 14,996 deaths – Collateral Damage 
4/21/2020 – 134,874 cases in NYC; 14,427 deaths – Coronavirus Risk Factors Awareness Video
4/19/2020 – 131, 272 cases in NYC; 13,683 deaths – I heard a dead man speak
4/18/2020 – 131,272 cases in NYC; 12,712 deaths – How do we get back to work? 
4/16/2020 – 123,148 cases in NYC; 12,199 deaths – Unforeseen Outcomes
4/15/2020 – 118,302 cases in NYC; 11,915 deaths – Acceptance
4/14/2020 – 110,465 cases in NYC; 7,690 deaths – COVID-19 War Diaries [Men’s Health article]
4/13/2020 – 106,763 cases in NYC, 7,154 deaths – On the coronavirus front line: The life of a New York City doctor [Al Jazeera English article]
4/12/2020 – 103,208 cases in NYC, 6717 deaths – Overcoming Stuttering with Music
4/11/2020 – 98,308 cases in NYC, 6,202 deaths – Off day
4/10/2020 – 94,409 cases in NYC, 5,820 deaths – Know Thy Enemy 
4/09/2020 – 87,028 cases in NYC, 5,150 deaths – Upstairs in the ICU, Another Perspective
4/08/2020 – 81,803 cases in NYC, 4,571 deaths – Turning Point
4/07/2020 – 78,876 in cases NYC, 4,009 deaths – Ray of Hope
4/06/2020 – 68,776 cases in NYC, 2,738 deaths – Coronavirus Advocacy
4/05/2020 – 63,307 cases in NYC, 2,254 deaths – Delivering Bad News, DNR/DNI
4/04/2020 – 57,160 cases in NYC, 1,867 deaths – My heart hurts so much
4/03/2020 – 57,160 cases in NYC, 1,562 deaths – Mandatory Masks
4/02/2020 – 51,810 cases in NYC, 1,562 deaths – Flipping to Nights
4/01/2020 – 47,440 cases in NYC, 1,374 death – No Hiding Place

3/31/2020 – 43,139 cases in NYC, 1096 deaths – Repressed Memories
3/30/2020 – 38,087 cases in NYC, 914 deaths – I’m exhausted
3/29/2020 – 33,768 cases in NYC, 776 deaths – All hands on deck
3/28/2020 – 30,765 cases in NYC, 672 deaths – Worst case scenario solutions
3/27/2020 – 25,399 cases in NYC, 450 deaths – You would never know!
3/26/2020 – 23,112 cases in NYC, 365 deaths – The high acuity continues!
3/25/2020 – 17,856 cases in NYC, 199 deaths – Country before career
3/24/2020 – 14,905 cases in NYC, 192 deaths – This isn’t the flu!
3/23/2020 – 12,305 cases in NYC, 98 deaths – “If I get corona, I get corona”
3/22/2020 – 9,045 cases in NYC – Trojan Horse
3/22/2020 – 6,211 cases in NYC – High Volume, High Acuity
3/21/2020 – 4,408 cases in NYC – Another night, another intubation