- Dr. Jason Campbell is called the “TikTok Doc” because of his TikTok dance videos that have gone viral.
- His particular video, the “coronavirus foot shake,” Janet Jackson took notice of it and said it was “cute.”
- Besides all the fun, Campbell emphasized that they are doing their jobs seriously and he wants others to stay hopeful despite the situation.
We don’t know much about the novel coronavirus except that we are certain it is dangerous. We also do not know when it will end, but at least, in these trying times, we do our best to lift each other’s spirits up―just like what the Oregon doctor is doing with his TikTok dance moves and free lessons about social distancing.
Dr. Jason Campbell from Portland who works as a resident physician at Oregon Health and Science University’s department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine sends messages of hope and good vibes to thousands of his followers all over the world during this global pandemic says local outlet KGW.
The 31-year-old doctor said he has “always loved to dance,” and his upbeat TikTok dances with the OHSU staffers have recently gone viral even receiving millions of views for some of his videos.
Through his dances—Cha-Cha slide to trending dance challenges—Campbell wanted to remind his followers to stay informed during these challenging times and never forget to have fun still while social distancing. His “coronavirus foot shake” was even recognized by Janet Jackson saying it was “cute.”
“We’ve got to get through this with physical health, with mental health and dancing will do that,” Campbell told KGW. “Naturally I am just happy, positive, glass is always full in some way. It’s just how you see the world.”
Campbell also emphasized that he and his colleagues are taking their jobs seriously and their dancing should not be taken to mean otherwise.
“Times are tough. We don’t take that lightly. We’re preparing very, very diligently to be ready at OHSU for what may come,” he said. “And all the hospitals in Oregon are working together, which is really nice to see, because we know we’re stronger together.”
He also encouraged people to help in whatever way they can and because we will surely get out from all of this together.
Someone asked me why Tik Tok? Why the dancing videos?— Jason “TikTok Doc” Campbell, MD (@DrJCoftheDC) March 28, 2020
I told them in 20 years I want to see more women in surgery, Black men in medicine and female leaders. So, I had to meet the youngest generation where they’re at… now we can have those discussions. #WomensHistoryMonth
When asked why he chose make TikTok videos, he said in a tweet: “In 20 years I want to see more women in surgery, black men in medicine and female leaders. So, I had to meet the youngest generation where they’re at… now we can have those discussions.”
Source: Fox News