The prince harry and his wife Meghan Markle dozens of personalities will be joined on May 8, including the president of the United States, Joe Biden, at a benefit concert in Los Angeles in favor of vaccination against COVID-19.
According to local media reports this Wednesday, the Dukes of Sussex will preside over that concert of the campaign called “Vax Live” organized by the NGO Global Citizen, which will be presented by the American singer Selena Gomez.
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The event, broadcast on streamig, will also feature musical performances by stars such as Jennifer López, Eddie Vedder de Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, E.L.L.E. y J. Balvin.
It’s almost time for #VaxLive! On May 8, join us, @Selena Gomez, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, @JLo, @FooFighters, @chrissyteigen and more for a show with an urgent message: everyone, everywhere deserves access to a COVID-19 vaccine. https://t.co/bo7s7X9Utf pic.twitter.com/wZiBE3D2EJ
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 27, 2021
In a statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex assured that during the past year “Our world has experienced pain, loss and struggle. Now we have to recover and heal, together. We can’t leave anyone behind. We will all benefit, we will all be safer, when everyone, everywhere, has the same access to the vaccine ”.
The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II joins the objective of this event which is to achieve, as he said, a “Equitable vaccine distribution and restoring faith in our common humanity. The mission could not be more crucial or important ”.
Other personalities from the world of film and television have been invited to the event, such as Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel y Sean Penn, who will promote vaccination with their messages.
According to the organizers, Biden, along with the first lady Jill Biden, and the vice president, Kamala Harris, will make special appearances through the Global Citizen association, an NGO from California (USA), with partners such as the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the World Health Organization (WHO) and large companies of all the world.
Appearances are also planned for French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
According to the Global Citizen website, “The concert to unite the world” It will serve to celebrate the hope that covid-19 vaccines bring after more than a year of the pandemic and to promote an equitable distribution of doses.
The organization stressed that some 2 billion vaccines are needed to serve approximately 30% of the highest-risk populations in low-income countries.
“But this is only the beginning. WHO estimates that we need at least 60% global coverage to achieve herd immunity, ”he added.
The live stream that will be available on the channel of YouTube de Global CitizenThe 90-minute long show will feature concerts and performances by NCT 127 and YouTube creators Daniel El Navieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba, and The Try Guys, in addition to those mentioned above.
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