Prince Harry participated in “VAX Live, the concert to reunite the world”, which was recorded on Sunday May 2 at a stadium in Los Angeles, with caregivers and other staff on the front lines of fighting the Coronavirus, all vaccinated.
“Please welcome Vax Live’s campaign chief, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,” was announced to the public, praising the prince’s arrival in rock star style, named in giant and twinkling letters. A barrier behind it.
It was Prince Harry’s first appearance in the United States since the funeral of his late grandfather Prince Philip, and the highly publicized interview between him and his wife Megan Markle with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in March.
We are at a pivotal moment in the global battle against COVID-19, ”he began by saying the Duke of Sussex according to the comments made by People magazine. Tonight we celebrate every one of you here, inoculated frontline workers from the crowd and millions of frontline heroes around the world. You spent the last year brave and selfless fighting to protect us all. You worked, made sacrifices, and bravely put yourself in danger. We owe you a deep gratitude, thank you. ”Before he dedicated his speech, he declared the importance of everyone getting vaccinated all over the world.
But we are also united because this epidemic can only end if we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our common humanity. The vaccine must be distributed to everyone, everywhere. We cannot truly rest or recover until there is an equitable distribution across the planet. The mission ahead is one that we cannot afford to fail and this is what tonight is about. The virus does not respect boundaries and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography. It must be accepted as a basic right for everyone, and this is our starting point. “
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“None of us should feel comfortable thinking that we can be okay when so many others are in pain. The truth, especially with this epidemic, is when someone is hurting, we are all in pain. We need to look beyond ourselves. With compassion and sympathy for those we know, and whom we do not know. We must advance all of humanity and make sure that no person or society is left behind. What we do now will go down in history, and tonight we stand in solidarity with the millions of families across India who are grappling with the wave. The second destroyer. “
Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle are both co-chairs of the VAX Live campaign, which “aims to inspire confidence in vaccines worldwide and help deliver Covid-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere,” according to a statement released by Global Citizen.
“VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”, hosted by Selena Gomez, includes President Joe Biden’s appearances with the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck and Chrissy Teigen. Or David Letterman, Gail King, Jimmy Kimmel, Numzamo Mbatha, Olivia Moon, or even Sean Penn.
It was recorded this weekend, and it will be broadcast on May 8 on various TV channels around the world, as well as on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel. The initiative aims to raise money to finance the purchase of vaccines and to ask G7 governments to share doses with less fortunate countries. The NGO also wants pharmaceutical companies to offer “vaccines at cost”.
With this charity event, the organization hopes to raise $ 22.1 billion “to obtain two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine, tests and treatments for the poorest countries by the end of 2021”
Already last year, Global Citizen teamed up with the World Health Organization to organize a virtual concert with world stars, to thank caregivers in the fight against Covid-19 and to raise money. The charity concert “One World: Together at Home” launched by Lady Gaga and the NGO Global Citizen, raised $ 127.9 million.