Health Editor’s Note: The final decisions are still out on whether schools will open this coming fall. Certainly there would be different issues for the various age groups. We could envision that high school students would be able to follow the ‘rules’ of distancing, mask wearing, and cleanliness but as I am about in my area of Michigan, I see large groups of teens gathered in close contact with each other, not a mask among them, and seemingly ignorant to how coronavirus spreads.
Then again, their brains have not fully developed yet, especially the males (look it up) and while they rail against parental supervision, they need it more now than ever. The sad scenario is that they will bring COVID-19 home to parents, grandparents, any one they come in contact with and the older generations will continue to sicken and die from COVID-19….Carol
Watch Alabama high school principal in “Can’t Touch This” parody video about COVID-19
An Alabama high school principal created a parody video of the 1990 MC Hammer classic “Can’t Touch This” to encourage students to stay healthy at school this year.
Dr. Quentin Lee, principal at Childersburg High School, wrote the rap himself, including lyrics like “COVID! Is stressing me, all the updates from the CDC. Lysol! Can’t be found, I’ve looked all around this town.”
He told Alabama News Center he wrote the lyrics in 15 minutes, then called film director Jaylen Mitchell of City Vizualz to record it. Volunteers included several students, and teacher Jessica Veazey.
The video has garnered nearly 300,000 views since it was posted Tuesday.
In the video, Lee raps and dances around the high school with students and teachers while telling them to put their masks on and to sanitize their hands.
At one point, he dances toward students holding a measuring tape, telling them not to stand so close together. Another time, he appears from behind a vending machine to spray it with Lysol spray while a student tries to purchase a snack.
“Can’t Touch This” isn’t the first humorous video Lee has created about COVID.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.