The “It List”
By Chloe Cornell
The many people around the world who are showing love and support for our front line, healthcare workers fighting Covid-19. Many workers say that those messages lift up their spirits and help them continue the fight.
Healthcare workers answering New York’s call for help
We love this photo of these Georgia healthcare workers flying to New York to help treat the overwhelming amount of patients suffering from Covid-19 in New York City. This picture was taken by a Southwest Airlines ramp agent in Atlanta and went viral after it was posted to Southwest Airlines Instagram.
iHeartradio Living Room Concert on FOX
Many celebrities participated from their living rooms in this amazing free concert that raised almost $8 million for Feed America and first responders to the COVID-19 Crisis.
Organized by Elton John, the concert included performances by Maria Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendez, Backstreet Boys, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, Billie Joe Armstrong, and featured Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres
Lady Gaga and COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Lady Gaga helped the World Health Organization raise $35 million for its COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund from corporations. She organized the “One World: Together At Home television special” to celebrate those on the front lines and to encourage the public to stay home. The special will be broadcast on April 18th on ABC, NBC and CBS and will be co-hosted by those network’s late night stars Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. It will include performances and appearances from their individual homes by Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, David Beckham, Idris Elba, and more.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronavirus address
The 93-year-old British monarch gave a pre-taped televised message to offer comfort and hope and to promote unity in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This was only the fourth televised message that the Queen has given throughout her 68-year reign. While she thanked healthcare workers and people on the frontline, she also thanked citizens who were doing their part to stay home and limit the spread of the disease. She continued, “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.” This was a much needed message for us all to hear.
You can watch her speech here:
Sara Brewer became the oldest woman to row across the Atlantic at 64 years old. After taking up rowing six years ago, she made the 3,000-mile journey in 86 days.