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Celebrities Push For Vaccine Equity At 'Vax Live' Benefit Concert

Added 05-09-21 12:07:07am EST - “The charity event has so far raised $302 million and secured over 26 million COVID-19 vaccines. The money will go toward vaccine delivery, testing and PPE in some of the world's poorest countries.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Celebrities Push For Vaccine Equity At 'Vax Live' Benefit Concert”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Jennifer Lopez and her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez perform onstage during Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World," at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE hide caption

Jennifer Lopez and her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez perform onstage during Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World," at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

A benefit concert leveraged major star power in a Saturday broadcast to address the latest obstacles to resolving the pandemic: vaccine inequity and vaccine hesitancy.

During Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World," politicians, celebrities and musicians pleaded with the public to get vaccinated and discouraged world leaders from stockpiling vaccine supplies, as the world faces stark gaps in access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The event — pre-taped at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., before an in-person audience of 27,000 fully vaccinated health care and essential workers — painted a picture of what a post-pandemic world could look like if all were immunized against the coronavirus.

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