Meghan Markle made a statement on the importance of coronavirus vaccines at Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE concert.
The Duchess of Sussex gave an impassioned speech which urged citizens of the world to get vaccinated and ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are distributed for a ‘just and compassionate future’.
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“As VAX LIVE Campaign Chairs, my husband and I believe it is essential that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and especially women who have been affected by disproportionately by this pandemic, ”Meghan said in a pre-recorded video message. , which was played during the broadcast of the concert.
According to Meghan, nearly 5.5 million women have lost their jobs in the United States as a result of the pandemic, while 47 million women are expected to ‘fall into extreme poverty’ around the world, as shown in the video obtained by The Telegraph.
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“My husband and I are delighted to welcome a daughter soon,” Meghan continued. “When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the world who must have the capacity and the support to move us forward.”
The Duchess added that the decisions people make during the pandemic will have a long-term effect on the global recovery.
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In his own words: “We want to make sure that by recovering, we recover stronger… By rebuilding, we rebuild together.”
Meghan’s husband Prince Harry made an in-person appearance at the VAX LIVE event, which was taped on May 2 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The show made its air debut on Saturday, May 8.
Harry made sure to thank the vaccinated frontline workers who made up the live audience of the concert, but he also expressed the importance of global vaccine distribution.
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“This pandemic will only end if we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our common humanity,” he said at the event. “The vaccine needs to be distributed to everyone, everywhere. We cannot rest or truly recover until there is equitable distribution to all corners of the world.”
VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World was a star-studded benefit concert that promoted vaccine equity. Headliners included Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and HER while special appearances were made by Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn.
The concert would have raised $ 302 million, according to the Associated Press, which exceeded the campaign target.
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The nearly two-hour VAX LIVE concert can be viewed on Global Citizen’s YouTube channel.
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