INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – President Joe Biden spoke about vaccination COVID-19 safe Prince Harry calls for the distribution of vaccines wherever and Jennifer Lopez embraced his mother had been vaccinated. Onstage during one of the largest concert gatherings in Southern California. Since the global epidemic more than a year ago
Celebrities and political leaders gather on Sunday night to talk about the importance of vaccine equality at Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. The taped fundraising event will air May 8 on ABC radio, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube and iHeartMedia.
The concert included shows by Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and HER.
Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman appeared as special speakers.
Everyone in the audience was fully vaccinated. Media and production staff were required to show negative COVID test results before entering the stadium.
“Vaccines are safe, I promise. They work well,”; said Biden, who accompanied first lady Jill Biden with a video message, both appearing as part of the “We Can” initiative to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We are working with leaders around the world to share more vaccines and increase production to make sure every country has the vaccine it needs,” the president continued. “If we do this, we won’t have to miss another moment.”
The event is part of a singer seeking a more broad and fair distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Global Citizen said $ 53.8 million in charity and corporate commitment helped supply nearly 10.3 million doses, exceeding the target for the Vax Live campaign.
Prince Harry said the vaccine around the world is essential, especially in the poorest countries. He said he stands in solidarity with India, which is experiencing a “devastating” second wave of the virus.
“The vaccine has to be distributed to everyone,” said the Duke of Sussex. He, along with his wife Meghan, are trying to raise money for the COVAX vaccine sharing program, which hopes to generate $ 19 billion to pay vaccines to healthcare workers.
“We cannot truly rest or recover until it is distributed fairly all over the world,” he said. “Viruses do not respect borders and access to vaccines cannot be geographically determined.”
The event also highlights first responders and healthcare efforts during the epidemic. Moderator Selena Gomez calls essential and front-line workers “reliable” and “brave.”
“Many of us have to stay at home. But you have no choice, ”said the singer.“ You are an example for all of us, in terms of your work, and we need to get vaccinated as soon as possible. ”
Each musical performance made everything seem normal, with the participants standing side by side while the others danced in masks. Some hugged each other with enthusiasm.
HER performs on a small stage outside the stadium with a group of people playing their guitar.
Before Lopez’s performance, she told the audience that she was unable to spend Christmas with her mother. The singer goes on to invite the immunized mother on stage, then the two sing Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.
“When I thought about singing tonight, I remember the song you sang to me as a kid,” said Lopez, who later performed her hit single in 2016, “Ain’t Your. “Mama” said.
Eddie Vedder said the concert was the first “taste of life we were missing” in over a year.
“This is a feeling we never had before,” he said. It felt good. “
Foo Fighters joins AC / DC’s Frontman Brian Johnson during the rock performance of Back In Black.
“We haven’t left the forest yet. But let me tell you, I believe and think I should share the song with people, ”said Foo Fighters’ Frontman Dave Grohl.“ Let’s work as hard as we can to make sure we can do it every night. ”
Hugh Evans, founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said he wanted the momentum to continue.
“What it’s trying to emphasize is the thing that is clear that we should fight for equality,” he said. “It’s something that arithmetic shouldn’t be used. Obviously, it bleeds for sure.”