Last night, Global Citizen hosted the 'VAX Live' concert event in an effort to achieve equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the globe. The pre-taped show, which included performances from stars like J.Lo and J Balvin, also included some rare speeches from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who acted as campaign chairs for the event.
Markle, who spoke from her and Prince Harry's home in Montecito, discussed the coronavirus's impact on women. "Women and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out," she said. "Since the pandemic began, nearly five and a half million women have lost work in the U.S. and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty."