It was a massive success in the name of vaccines and vaccinations.
The Global Citizen fundraising concert called “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” was shot May 2, 2021 and aired May 8, 2021. It is being called the country's first large-scale benefit music event for a COVID-19 compliant audience. Vax Live was one of the largest concert gatherings in Southern California since the coronavirus pandemic began in North America. It advocated the importance of vaccine equity. Media and staff has to show a negative test before being allowed in to work. Sofi Stadium is the new shining star stadium in Los Angeles and stands were filled with only doubly-vaccinated concert-goers.
The money raised was a whopping $302 million — far beyond the goal and came from philanthropic and corporate donations. It helped with 26 million doses.
President Joe Biden, Jennifer Lopez and Prince Harry were among the names involved. Selena Gomez hosted. Ben Affleck (who has been spending time again with his ex-finace) Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman were speakers. Performances included: Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Eddie Vedder.
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