(New York) Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle will co-chair a charity party to promote vaccination against COVID-19 around the world, called “Vax Live”, which will be taken by Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and the Biden husbands as well. The event organizers announced on Tuesday.
“Vax Live, the concert to reunite the world” will be pre-recorded at a stadium in Los Angeles on May 2, with all caregivers and other frontline employees inoculated to fight the Coronavirus.
The performance, which brings together artists such as Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, Eddie Vader and Hare, will gather on May 8 on various TV channels around the world as well as on YouTube.
Canadian leaders Justin Trudeau and French Emmanuel Macron will intervene, and the non-governmental organization Global Citizen confirmed in its press release.
This initiative aims to raise money to finance the purchase of vaccines and to require the governments of the G7 countries, which represent the world’s major economies, to share overdoses with the less fortunate.
The NGO also wants pharmaceutical companies to offer “vaccines at cost.”
“Over the past year, our world has experienced pain and loss and we have fought together. Now we must stand up and heal together,” Harry and Meghan said in a statement.
We cannot leave anyone at the side of the road. We will all benefit, and we will all be safer when everyone, everywhere has access to a vaccine. We must strive to obtain a fair distribution of the vaccine and thus restore our faith in humanity, “continues the princesses couple.
Already last year, Global Citizen teamed up with the World Health Organization to hold a virtual party with global stars, such as Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift, to thank caregivers battling COVID- 19 and raise money.