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With Voting Ending Tonight, Some ‘Endorsements’ In #H1N1 Flu.Gov Citizen Video PSA Election

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As today is the last day that you can vote in the U.S. Health and Human Services’ H1N1 Flu Prevention PSA contest on Flu.Gov, I thought I would ask some folks from the worlds of social media, public health and/or emergency preparedness for their top pick from the 10 worthy finalists.

Among those I surveyed, the most popular entry was “H1N1 Rap By Dr. Clarke” (which was also my favorite) with “Hazmat” second and several other finalists also receiving support (their PSAs are below). You can watch all the nominees and vote here through tonight.


Sharon Sanders, They are all great! ‘H1N1 Rap by Dr. Clarke’ is my favorite. Apparently he wrote and performed the lyrics himself! If that Doctor gig does not work out, he has a real career in the music industry waiting for him!”

David Stephenson, Stephenson Strategies — “‘Dr. Clarke’s’ got my vote!”

Wendy Harman, American Red Cross, Social Media — “‘Dr. Clarke and the H1N1 rap’. They’re all great efforts, but that’s my pick.”

Greg Dworkin, FluWiki “‘Dr. Clarke’”

Andre Blackman, Pulse + Signal Blog — “Dr. Clarke. It’s pretty awesome.”

Robin Parker, Red Cross/Oregon Trail Chapter I think ‘Hazmat’ is both clever and conveys a strong, clear message. That’s my pick!”

Amanda Ripley, The Unthinkable — “Hazmat all the way!”

Jolie Kaye Breeden, University of Colorado’s Natural Hazards ObserverI love the ‘Hazmat’ guy the best, although ‘Toothbrush Prank’ is also good at driving the message home-and might serve the dual purpose of getting my daughter to stop leaving her toothbrush on the bathroom counter.”

Nedra Kline Weidrich, Weidrich Communications — “‘Toothbrush Prank’. I thought it made the point really powerfully.”

Rich Cooper, SecurityDebrief“It’s a coin toss between the ‘Chainsaw’ and the ‘Flu Droplets’. I actually think the ‘Flu Droplets’ is better given it shows what happens when you don’t cover your mouth and that’s the message that needs to get out there….”

Michael Coston, Avian Flu Diary“‘Chainsaw’. Very droll.”

David Konig, EMS Blog Rounds My favorite is ‘Bagman’, but I’m also a fan of ‘Hazmat’. Similar themes that I think convey the point clearly.”

You can watch all 10 of the finalists and vote here through 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight. The winner will receive a $2500 prize and have their PSA featured on national television.

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  • 1 “H1N1 Rap By Dr. Clarke” Wins HHS Citizen Flu Prevention PSA Contest // Sep 22, 2009 at 9:50 am

    [...] HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this morning that “H1N1 Rap By Dr. Clarke” by Dr. John Clarke of Baldwin, New York is the winner of the Flu.Gov PSA contest. “H1N1 Rap” was chosen by the public from among 10 finalists. There were more than 50,000 votes cast. Dr. Clarke’s video was ‘endorsed’ by this blog and was the top pick of experts I contacted. [...]

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