National Institute of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, who announced his intention to retire earlier this year, bid farewell to his role in the NIH by picking up a guitar and playing his own COVID-centric rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” titled “Somewhere Past the Pandemic.”
“Somewhere past the pandemic, when we’re free, there’s a life I remember, full of activity,” Collins sang in his parody. “Somewhere past the pandemic, no quarantine, we’ll all stay well and healthy, thanks to a safe vaccine.”
The parody song appears to be a piece close to Collin’s heart. This was not the first time he has performed his musical tribute to the vaccine.
Collins performed a similar rendition back in November. A video of Collins performing “Somewhere Past the Pandemic” with an acoustic guitar was published to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ official Youtube channel.
Collins said in October of this year that mounting accusations surrounding the agency’s involvement in gain-of-function research and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had “absolutely” nothing to do with his resignation.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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