TORONTO — From pop songs to musical PSAs to dance challenges, there’s a new way to get important health information about COVID-19 out to the masses: by putting it to music.
Officials across the globe are getting creative with their attempts to inform the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
These tunes are ones that health officials are hoping will definitely get stuck in your head.
One of the first organizations attempting a musical avenue for virus protection was the Vietnamese Health Department, which put out a pop song about the novel coronavirus back in February which even comes with an animated music video.
In the video, COVID-19 is symbolized by evil-looking green blobs that attempt to attack the animated heroes of the video, who protect themselves with facial masks, hand washing and shields emblazoned with red crosses for health care.
What makes it stand out from any old PSA is the production level on the music — it’s easily up there with any pop song you might hear on the radio. Officials partnered with Vietnamese pop artists Min and Erik to create the song.