Official Club Song

picture of a duck
Domestic Duck (photo by FreeFoto.com)

The official VDC club song was written by VDC member Lance Waller, PhD, Professor (Biostatistics), Rollins School of Public Health.
It was named Second place winner in the
2007 American Public Health Assocation (APHA) "Get Ready" songwriting contest (to prepare the public for Pandemic Flu).

Click here to watch "Pandemic Blues: A Catchy Little Tune" on YouTube, performed by the Sinners for Disease Control (Lance Waller, guitar; John Cowden,bass; and
Michael Starling, piano and spoons).

Pandemic Blues
(A Catchy Little Tune)

Watch for mutations in the ducks and geese,
That H5N1 will bring you to your knees.
Ain’t no place that you can hide,
This outbreak’s goin' worldwide.

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

Pandemic blues ... Across the land,
Pandemic blues ... Better wash your hands!
Pandemic blues ... Is your diet bland?
Pandemic blues ... Are your ERs manned?

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

The best laid plans, so the story goes,
Ain’t gonna stop no runny nose.
Minimize impact, stockpile vaccine,
Ain’t seen nothing like it since 1918.

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

Pandemic blues ... Quarantine.
Pandemic blues ... Do your ring vaccine.
Pandemic blues ... Are you coughin’ green?
Pandemic blues ... You better keep it clean.

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

If you want a plan here’s what you gotta do,
Set up surveillance and you watch the flu.
If a case slips through your ring vaccine,
Slide ‘em on into Quarantine!

[Dramatic Spoons Solo]

Even with the best of preparation,
Gotta watch for sub-par, 'ticipation.
Wedding scheduled for some Aegan Isles?
Quarantine vs. frequent flyer miles!

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

Pandemic blues ... Flexibility...
Pandemic blues ... Watch your infectivity
Pandemic blues ... Needs adaptability
Pandemic blues ... Watch your Civil Liberties.

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

Gauze masked reaper’s gonna take a toll,
Makin’ your lungs shake, rattle, and roll.
You say you’re ready, oh, you may scoff,
But watch the heads turn when they hear the first cough.

Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm

Pandemic blues ... Watch your surveillance,
Pandemic blues ... You gotta take no chance!
Pandemic blues ... Man your ambulance,
Pandemic blues ... No room for ignorance!

Ow, ow-ow-ow [cough, cough]
Ow, ow-ow-ow [cough, cough]
Ow, ow-ow-ow
Mm hmm