Organize a campaign to help health workers in poorer countries get vaccinated early
With the support of an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and led by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizenship has launched an ambitious campaign to help the world’s poorest Health care workers in the country receive the early COVID-19 vaccine.
The anti-poverty organization announced the music event “VAX Live: A Concert to Reunite the World” with the goal of recruiting companies and philanthropists to raise $22 billion for the global vaccine. The concert will be broadcast on ABC, CBS and FOX, as well as iHeartMedia and YouTube radio stations on May 8. It will also include Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and HER
The presentation will be recorded at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans (Hugh Evans) emphasized the scale of the problem the organization aims to solve.
Evans told the Associated Press: “There are 27 million medical workers in the world who do not have access to vaccines.” “I am 38 years old this year. It is unethical to get vaccines in front of these brave first responders and community health workers. Therefore. We urgently need the government to start donating these doses.”
For Evans, Gomez is the ideal host for sending these messages to those who need to listen most.
He said: “Selena Gomez (Selena Gomez) is clearly an amazing leader.” “She is one of the people with the most followers on social media on earth, and she is also a true youth and Latino community. leader of.”
Gomez said he was honored to be selected for the election.
“This is a historic moment. It encourages people all over the world to buy the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available, requires leaders from all over the world to share the vaccine dose fairly, and brings people to a place in a way that has never been done before. Music Night last year,” said the singer who said in a statement: “Lost You Love Me”. “I can’t wait to participate.”
The Global Citizenship Program is part of a growing network of non-profit organizations and activists that seek to achieve a broader and fairer distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Evans said that as of this month, 60 countries have not received any COVID-19 vaccine.
“Low-income countries need not only this popular fundraising event, but also a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Tom Hart, executive director of the North American division of “One Movement” last month. “The U.S. has obtained more than 550 million doses of drugs that can be used to help end the pandemic more quickly.”
A week later, Gayle Smith, the president and CEO of One Action, was selected by the Joe Biden administration to assume the new position of the State Department’s Global COVID Response and Health Security Coordinator.
Global citizens who tend to be committed to eradicating extreme poverty have participated in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine because of their so-called necessity.
Evans said: “When 150 million people are pushed back into extreme poverty by the pandemic, we can no longer fight against extreme poverty.” “Everything else is theoretical until we can control it.”
The organization formulated the so-called “World Recovery Plan” last year, hoping to simultaneously address COVID-19, the climate crisis, hunger and education, and racial justice. According to the plan, global citizens received $1.5 billion in pledges from the seven most industrialized groups of countries. However, as time passed, he realized that more awareness and funding were needed.
Evans said: “We think we need to unite the world again through a global event that brings together global leaders, artists, philanthropists and business leaders.”
He described “VAX Live” as the first television broadcast on a global scale, aimed at lobbying world leaders to help achieve a more equitable distribution of vaccines. The event also seeks commitments to deliver 2 billion vaccines and the billions of dollars needed for COVID-19 testing to the poorest countries by the end of the year. But even if global citizens raise enough funds, it will still need wealthier countries that continue to stockpile vaccines to allow drug manufacturers to prioritize poorer countries for their customers.
Evans said: “This is not’task completion’.” “But if we can ensure a fair distribution of vaccines, then the end of the tunnel will light up.”
Global citizens hope that medical staff in every country in the world will receive the vaccine by the end of 2021, one year ahead of the current plan.
Evans said: “By June, the U.S. government will wait for more than 45 million doses of vaccine in the entire refrigerated population, chilled there and stored in warehouses.” “It seems too much to store something in the refrigerator for the common good.” Crazy.”
On Tuesday, global citizens also launched the “Vax Because” campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated. The plan will include ads developed by the Advertising Committee, YouTube, and other companies in order to have a dialogue between people who are hesitant.
Evans said: “If people see that their friends and family members are being vaccinated, then they are more likely to be vaccinated.” “If people think about this vaccine in terms of being able to reunite with friends and family, then they do. Is more likely.”
Over the years, global citizens have been working with celebrities and their fans to launch “collective action” campaigns to show world leaders the popularity of certain shows. Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Stevie Wonder addressed world leaders on social media, and the annual Global Citizenship Festival held in Central Park helped to achieve the year 2030 The goal of eradicating extreme poverty.
The team seeks to achieve the same goal through “VAX Live.”
“I think when we grow up, we have all been taught what I call the’Sally Struthers’ concept of charity.’ If I only give a few dollars here and there, it will be something As,” Evans said. “Not only is this method unable to scale up, it is actually just debris falling off the table. He will not give anyone food. It will not produce any long-term sustainability. We believe in the power of “collective action”, Because we know that we are working to change the system that makes people poor.”