FILE – In this file photo dated January 19, 2020, Jennifer Lopez (left) and Alex Rodriguez take a selfie as they arrive at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Lopez and Rodriguez said in a statement on Saturday March 13, 2021 that reports of their breakup were inaccurate and they are working things through. A day earlier, several reports, based on anonymous sources, had said the couple had called off their two-year engagement.
FILE – Selena Gomez attends the “Dolittle” premiere in Los Angeles in this file photo taken on Jan. 11, 2020. Supported by an international concert by Gomez and headed by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is launching an ambitious campaign to help medical professionals in the world’s poorest countries get COVID-19 vaccines quickly.
FILE – Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on this January 12, 2020 file photo. Aided by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and conducted by Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical professionals in the world’s poorest countries get COVID-19 vaccines quickly.
By GLENN GAMBOA AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – With the support of an international concert by Selena Gomez and headed by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical professionals in the world’s poorest countries get COVID-19 vaccines quickly.
The anti-poverty organization announces the music event “VAX Live: The Concert to Unite the World” with the aim of encouraging companies and philanthropists to raise $ 22 billion for global vaccinations. The concert, which will air May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX, as well as iHeartMedia radios and YouTube, also features the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and HER
The acts will be recorded at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Leading up to the event, Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, highlighted the scale of the problem his organization wants to address.
“There are 27 million healthcare workers worldwide who do not have access to the vaccine,” Evans told The Associated Press. “I’m 38 years old and it’s not ethical for me to have access to the vaccine in front of these heroic first responders.” So we need governments urgently to start donating these cans. “
The Global Citizen program is part of a growing network of nonprofits and activists who seek wider and fairer distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. As of this month, Evans said 60 nations had not received COVID-19 vaccines.