A few months ago I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Zubin Damania at The Immunization Partnership’s Texas Immunization Summit 2012. By first impression you think you are talking
to your everyday clinical hospitalist, but after his wildly entertaining presentation I had a whole new idea about this guy. Dr. Damania (aka ZDoggMD) has managed to highlight the true consequences of vaccine-preventable disease in such an innovative and entertaining manner that there is no way I could resist doing a blog post about him. Since our initial meeting, I have spoken with Dr. Damania about many other fascinating avenues he is currently working on to promote the importance of vaccination and I can’t wait to share it with you all next week. In the meantime, here is a little teaser of his work (and a great way to end National Influenza Immunization Week) from Christine Vara over at Shot of Prevention. Enjoy!
The “One Injection” Remedy for the Flu from ZDoggMD
Today I’m concluding a week’s worth of flu-related posts with the wildly entertaining, never-to-be-outdone, ZDoggMD.
Yes, known throughout the land (or throughout the hippest of the kids in the U.S. medical community anyway), ZDoggMD is a soon-to-be legend for his humorous attempts at musical parodies. But rest assured, he is no newbie to the immunization scene. No splash in the pan. No. He has attacked many vaccine related issues in his highly questionable past. But be forewarned. With his elaborate wigs and mildly inappropriate lyrics, I suspect he may be a long-lost relative of Weird Al Yankovic. However, I must reassure you that he is considerably more attractive than Al (you can thank me later Z) and immensely more knowledgeable. Especially in regard to all the accurate medical stuff.
As the mother of five daughters – two of which are mildly obsessed with the immensely popular English-Irish boy band One Direction, and all of which are singers and musicians themselves – I anticipate that this video by ZDoggMD will be an inspiration (at least to my kids). And since my children have already gotten their flu shots, it’s more likely that this video will inspire them to create some parodies of their own. Before long I’ll probably be scratching my head, wondering how to respond to their bizarre desire to “be just like ZDoggMD” when they grow up. I guess my first bit of advice will be to shave their heads and get a medical degree.
So here is the clever ZDoggMD, with “One Injection,” a video parody of the One Direction song “What Makes You Beautiful,” singing about the importance of flu vaccination, while also taking a jab at a few of those unfounded flu myths.