Health nurse Heather Fenske was shocked when she heard that her Facebook post about public health was being taken down for a viral video.
“I mean, I thought it was funny,” said Fenskke.
“It’s just a bit of fun.
And I was just really hoping it would go viral.”
Fenske said she posted her comment on a public service announcement on Feb. 5, the day of the coronavirus outbreak, and then quickly deleted it.
The post had been viewed more than 17,000 times and garnered nearly 30,000 likes.
The viral video of the public health nurse’s post quickly went viral, with the video going viral again on Sunday, March 15, according to Fenski.
Fenski said she’s been shocked by how quickly the viral video went viral.
“People were really quick to take a photo of it and send it to friends and people were just really supportive,” said her husband, Steve Fenskes.
“When you look at it, you know, I guess it’s funny because it’s a viral thing,” he said.
“But when you look deeper into it and look at the context, I think there’s just an inherent issue there.”
Fences around a public health facility in Toronto.
The viral video has since been shared more than 29,000,000x.
The video, which is called ‘Sage Publications: The Big Bang Theory,’ is a parody of the popular television series.
The series stars Dr. Drew Pinsky, played by Adam Scott, and the viral public health video was originally created by the show’s creator.
In a news release, Sage Publications said the viral YouTube video is the result of the show, which began airing in 2015.
“We’ve created a viral viral video because we’ve been obsessed with the viral phenomenon,” said Scott.
“Sage is constantly thinking of ways to engage with people to help them become better at social media and how to help others do the same.”
Finske said her post on Facebook was not the only viral video she’s seen.
“There was a viral Facebook post from a guy who wanted to share his cat with his daughter and it went viral,” she said.
“And then there was a video of a woman who was getting her throat stitched and she was posting on Facebook, she was in tears.
So that was kind of the same story.”
Fentske said the public was so quick to share the viral videos that she was surprised at how quickly people were sharing the same viral video.
“I thought, wow, that’s a lot of attention,” she added.
“And then I got a call from my boss, and he said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m getting a call right now from a public relations representative from Sage, asking if I could take down that viral video.’
I said, sure.
Scott said the video was so well received that he decided to create a new viral video about the pandemic.”
Then he made another video and they all came in and all of a sudden, everybody was tweeting about it.”
Scott said the video was so well received that he decided to create a new viral video about the pandemic.
Fences on a street in Toronto’s financial district.
The video has been shared over 14,000X.
Scott said he and Fensky shared the video with their family and friends because they wanted to keep the message relevant.
“The message is we need to take this viral thing seriously,” said his wife.
“We need to be proactive, we need our public health staff to be more vigilant, we want to make sure we’re getting the right kind of attention to this pandemic.”
Scott and Fedske said they hope to use the viral pandemic as an opportunity to raise awareness of public health issues.
“This pandemic is not a pandemic of pandemic, this pandematic pandemic that we have in Canada is a pandememic of public safety,” said the couple.
“Public health is the first line of defense in a very violent world.”
Fedske and Scott said the response has been overwhelming.
“To see that we can actually help people, we’re really, really excited about it,” said Smith.
“It’s a very emotional time.”
Smith said public health is something that people in this country should be concerned about.
“Health care is a public good,” she continued.
“Health care should be safe for everyone, not just a few people.
We’ve got to do everything we can to make this happen.”
Folske said that while she was concerned about what her post might mean for the future, she still thinks the viral post was a great example of how people can use social media to share their message.
“Because we’re sharing this with our community, it’s getting shared around the world,” she explained.
“That’s a huge part of what we do here at Sage.”