Calvin Sun, ER doctor in hazmat suit arrival to work by subway.
** Disclaimer: This photo was taken for artistic purposes only and Dr. Calvin Sun DOES NOT take any means of public transportation (subways and buses) wearing any sort of official or hospital personal protective equipment at any point during the COVID-19 pandemic, before, during, or after work.
Calvin Sun, ER doctor hazmat suit out side on break. Calvin is a per Diem doctor which means he is credentialed at nearly all the hospital systems in NYC. All his shifts are at least 10-12 hours (usually 12 hours).
Everyday he might work at a different place if there is a need and he will work anytime and anywhere he wants if there are openings of which there usually is in NYC.
He works in the ER only as an Emergentologist/ER physician so his days can be crazy or not as crazy, but usually always chaotic.
USA Today ( 04-06-20 ) article
"Calvin Sun – a freelance ER physician who said he’s worked 18 shifts at 10 hospitals in recent weeks – said it was easier for him to leave the ER from one door and reenter through another rather than weave between the tightly packed beds of coughing, sick people. Many more filled a hallway, sometimes for three days, until a bed or ventilator was available upstairs. Some died waiting.
Sun said nurses he knew to be unflinching told him they were terrified for their lives. Crying and telling me that they’re scared, not only for their patients but also for their own safety.
A hazmat suit (hazardous materials suit) is a piece of personal protective equipment that consists of an impermeable whole-body garment worn as protection against hazardous materials. Such suits are often combined with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to ensure a supply of breathable air.