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December 18, 2020
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David W. Johnson John Zam
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COVID-19
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SONG: Pharma, Pharma — Gimme the News

To the tune of “Dr. Dr., Give Me The News (I got a bad case)” by Robert Palmer

COVID-19 spreads like wildfire.
Situation’s becoming truly dire.
We’re waiting for breakthrough vaccines
To make us safe; to make us serene.

Pharma, pharma, gimme the news.
We gotta bad case of COVID blues.
Two shots and the worry’s lost.
We gotta lose these COVID blues.

Pfizer’s first —  Moderna’s here
With great results, we all can cheer
Many new vaccines, they’re on their way
2021’s a brand new day

Pharma, pharma gimme the news.
We gotta bad case of COVID blues.
Two sticks and the science mix
We gotta lose these COVID blues.

Immunity  —  Full herd’s a must
We have to earn back the public trust
First responders are first in line.
The rest of us won’t be far behind.

America is now fighting back
Against this vicious viral attack
Shake our fists, knock on wood.
We’ve got it bad, but we’ve got it good.

Pharma, pharma, gimme the news.
We gotta bad case of COVID blues.
Two shots and the worry’s lost.
We gotta lose these COVID blues.

Lyrics by Dave Johnson, CEO of 4sight Health
Performed by John Zam, troubadour at 4sight Health

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About the Authors

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com.

John Zam

John is our favorite piano man, a consummate entertainer with a fabulous voice and incredible piano skills. He’s a lifelong Billy Joel enthusiast, and well-versed in the beloved piano bar repertoire from the 70s and 80s, with virtuosity in all genres: classic rock, the Beatles, Broadway, standards from the great crooners, country, and today’s hits. John entertained Chicago audiences for more than 20 years at the famed Redhead Piano Bar, other intimate entertainment spaces, luxury hotels and restaurants, and is based in Florida now. His shows are personal, he loves requests, and can make anyone feel special with a favorite song.

At 4sight Health, music is one of our cultural touchstones, an entrée into serious, even wonky concepts. As our troubadour, John brings to life David Johnson’s alternate lyrics to well-known songs. We don’t take ourselves too seriously! Listen to them all here.

John studied music at Northwestern University, and pivoted his communication degree and PR work to performance. Original artists from Billy Joel to Metallica have complimented him on his live covers of their songs and he’s been covered in the WSJ, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times. After decades of Chicago winters, he headed south to Miami, writes original music and performs in southern Florida, with occasional appearances at his Chicago haunts.

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