Do I Have The COVID Virus?

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I started seeing more of these things.

Nice work here. Amusing and informative.

These are alarming times. I work in a university, in an extracurricular setting, developing innovative competencies in students. We consider communication, collaboration, creativity and problem-solving to be the pillars of our programming. I find myself (early in this curve) needing to take time to develop strategies to be my most responsible self in performing civic duties during this pandemic. And I find myself thinking of many of our domestic and international students who cannot be at home with their families, I think of the elderly who need support, and I think of myself and others and the absolute necessity we have toward solidarity. The news has been overwhelming and, as the process develops, it occurs to me that we need some humour to balance the severity of the situation. With this and the above mentioned pillars in mind I went to Murdo’s house to write new words to one of Canada’s classic songs (at once uplifting, fun, and clear), “If I Had a Million Dollars” by the Barenaked Ladies, in the hopes that we might get people to laugh, to reflect on those in need, and to provide some crucial information. During the time of filming, Nova Scotia had no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and, as you can see, we were pretty decent with the social distancing. Performing (left to right): Murdo Messer – vocals and unconventional percussion; Jason Grant – vocals and beat-up guitar; John Killawee – harmonies and keyboard. Please see the lyrics and crucial info below.

Take care,
Jason

Government of Canada website:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Here is a full list of public health authorities to call if you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19.
British Columbia: 811
Alberta: 811
Saskatchewan: 811
Manitoba: 1-888-315-9257
Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Quebec: 1-877-644-4545.
New Brunswick: 811
Nova Scotia: 811
Prince Edward Island: 811
Newfoundland and Labrador: 811 or 1-888-709-2929
Nunavut: 867-975-5772
Northwest Territories: 911
Yukon: 811

Lyrics:
Do I have the COVID virus Do I have the COVID virus
Should I self-isolate Should I self-isolate
Do I have the COVID virus Do I have the COVID virus
I’ve got to emulate best practices according to health canada
Do I have the COVID virus Do I have the COVID virus
I should visit the website specific to my province or my territory
Do I have the COVID Virus let’s find out more

Do I have the COVID virus have you traveled outside of the country
Do I have the COVID virus is your temperature more than 38 degrees
Do I have the COVID virus got a new dry cough that you can’t explain
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should call the non-medical emergency number for your province or territory
***see the numbers below***

So I have the COVID virus So you have the COVID virus
What the F*!K do I do now I’ll tell you WTF you’ll do now
So I have the COVID virus So you have the COVID virus
I must self-isolate for a period of no less than fourteen days
So I have the COVID virus Now that you’ve got the COVID virus
I’d better just hunker down Drink plenty of fluids, get sleep, recuperate.
So I have the COVID virus you’ve got it now

Now I’ve got the COVID virus you can get a friend to go to the store
Now I’ve got the COVID virus they can drop things off outside your door
Now I’ve got the COVID virus you could ask for help on the phone if you need more
Because we don’t want to spread this disease to anyone else…
please consider the vulnerable
****yeah, like the elderly or people with underlying health conditions****

You don’t want the COVID virus don’t touch your face, don’t pick your nose
You don’t want the COVID virus don’t bite your nails, DO clean your phone
You don’t want the COVID virus don’t get sick

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