Prince Harry took the stage with a phalanx of stars to push for global access to vaccines in one of the biggest concert gatherings in California since the pandemic rocked the world a year ago.
“The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere,” the Duke of Sussex said. He along with his wife Meghan are leading an effort to raise money for the vaccine-sharing program, which hopes to produce $19 billion to pay for the vaccines for medical workers.
Harry said that he is standing in solidarity with India, which is experiencing a “devastating” second wave of the virus.
“We cannot rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world,” he said. “The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography.”
The celebrities and political leaders gathered Sunday 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, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations.
The concert included performances by Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R.
Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman appeared as special guest speakers.
Everyone in the audience was fully vaccinated. Media and production staff needed to show a negative COVID-19 test before entering the stadium.
Before Lopez’s performance, she told the audience that she was unable…