This is so ridiculous, you have to see it to believe it.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, sings “Somewhere Past The Pandemic.”
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.
How is this real?pic.twitter.com/GP4y3oHN8T
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 15, 2021
While the NIH Director has not officially said he would be making any career shifts to music, he is due to step down 12/19/2021.
(1/3): Pleased to announce that my longtime #NIH colleague & friend Dr. Larry Tabak will become Acting NIH Director beginning 12/20/21 after I step down on 12/19/21. I'm absolutely confident the agency will be in good hands during this time of transition. https://t.co/Tp8BvT0DHU pic.twitter.com/D0h9LrNYwU
— Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) December 9, 2021
Who knows? Music may be in his near future.
Real Clear Politics reports, he calls himself “an amateur musician”
As an amateur musician, I like taking a familiar song, rewriting the lyrics to meet the occasion, and then sharing that with other researchers, and the broader community. In this case, I wanted to encourage people to feel optimistic about a return to normal life after COVID-19.
Some reactions to the county music star in the making:
this looks like a Family Guy scene lol
— James Bowman (@james10367) December 15, 2021
Geez. I legit have second hand embarrassment from this little concert. Why?!? It's all too bizarre.
— Giazillashow (@giazillarawrr) December 15, 2021
If you send this back in time to someone from 50 years ago, they would have thought the Soviets won the cold war.
— Beefy Sumo 🎅🏿 (@beefy_sumo) December 14, 2021
Well, at least the director got in his last “hoorah” in a pitiful attempt to spread propaganda and got in a potential jumpstart to an even more pitiful music career in the process, we’ll be keeping our eyes out for it.