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Beautiful, uplifting, heartwarming. And truly global. All in this together.

Fix You - Coldplay | Across The Globe

Will the phrase "drinking the kool-aid" be replaced by "drinking the clorox"?

Just wondering.

The Liar Tweets Tonight - a song parody. Hilarious.


Cat boxing with self in mirror AND cat recognizes self in mirror. Double feature!

"We need to change who is in charge of this crisis. Radar could've..." (humor)

"From a (Social) Distance" Song Parody by Emma's Revolution. Funny, moving & musically excellent.


'One World: Together at Home' global concert Sat. 4-18; collaboration of WHO & Lady Gaga

‘One World: Together at Home’ Telecast Will Span Major Networks, Feature Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, More

Signaling just how cross-network the special will be, late-night rivals Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have been set as co-hosts. Gaga, who is helping with the show's music curation, announced she and Global Citizen have raised $35 million in the last week.

The music live-streams that Global Citizen has been webcasting on a daily basis to promote World Health Organization initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic now have a considerably more spectacular outgrowth. The two organizations have announced “One World: Together at Home,” a global special that will be seen and heard across major broadcast and cable networks and digital music providers April 18.

Underscoring the fact that the two-hour special will air, in rarely precedented fashion, simultaneously on ABC, CBS and NBC (among many other platforms), it will be hosted by those three networks’ competing late night hosts: Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

The talent lineup is described as being “curated in collaboration with” Lady Gaga, who called in to a WHO press conference Monday morning to announce that she’s helped raise $35 million in the last seven days for the org.

Artists joining Gaga on the music lineup include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billie Eilish and Finneas, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Kacey Musgraves, J Balvin, Keith Urban, Alanis Morissette, Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy and Maluma.

The show, set for 8 p.m. ET/5 PT on April 18, will air not just on the three aforementioned broadcast networks but via iHeartMedia and a vast array of cable and international channels, as well as digitally on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yahoo, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Alibaba, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tidal and TuneIn.

Celebrating health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic will be a crucial component of the special, said Hugh Evans, co-founder/CEO of Global Citizen. “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ‘One World: Together At Home’ aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19,” Evans said in a statement. “Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”

The special is not being designed as a fundraising telethon, per se. In announcing the $35 million she and Global Citizen have already raised, Gaga said during the press conference that the hope was to raise money ahead of time and let the show focus more on entertainment and messages of solidarity.

Among the networks and platforms airing the special: NBCUniversal’s NBC, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC News, NBC News on YouTube, Peacock, SYFY and USA; Walt Disney Television’s ABC, ABC News Live, Freeform and Nat Geo; ViacomCBS’ CBS, Channel 5 in the UK, Network 10 in Australia, Telefe in Argentina, and BET, MTV, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1. It will air on BBC One, the UK’s most watched television program, the following night. Other international broadcasters include beIN Media Group, Bell Media platforms in Canada, MultiChoice and RTE.

“The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, in a statement. “We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”


Dear Wisconsin, You did far more than win an election. You inspired & rekindled hope. Love, America

What you did was SO much more than winning an election! I hope you know how much this means to all of us who were watching.

You have made a huge impact on the entire country at a time when hope and inspiration are so needed.

This is one for the history books. This is the America we know and love.

You are heroes.

Three really good things happened today:

1. Wisconsin
2 Bernie endorsed Joe
3. East Coast governors and West Coast governors forming coalitions, making a powerful statement that "We are all in this together."

Edited to add: Joe and Bernie's joint presentation (is that what we call it? It's not a presser because no press!) also was very much a statement of "We're all in this together."

This: "COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. The West Coast will flip the script."
"COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting in close coordination and collaboration to ensure the virus can never spread wildly in our communities."

A common theme is emerging!

"COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. The West Coast will flip the script."

The overlying tone of this entire statement is "We're all in this together." So heartwarming.

Joint statement from the West Coast Governors:

COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting in close coordination and collaboration to ensure the virus can never spread wildly in our communities.

We are announcing that California, Oregon and Washington have agreed to work together on a shared approach for reopening our economies – one that identifies clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business.

While each state is building a state-specific plan, our states have agreed to the following principles as we build out a West Coast framework:

Our residents’ health comes first. As home to one in six Americans and gateway to the rest of the world, the West Coast has an outsized stake in controlling and ultimately defeating COVID-19.

Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide these decisions.Modifications to our states’ stay at home orders must be made based off our understanding of the total health impacts of COVID-19, including: the direct impact of the disease on our communities; the health impact of measures introduced to control the spread in communities—particularly felt by those already experiencing social disadvantage prior to COVID-19; and our health care systems’ ability to ensure care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This effort will be guided by data. We need to see a decline in the rate of spread of the virus before large-scale reopening, and we will be working in coordination to identify the best metrics to guide this.

Our states will only be effective by working together. Each state will work with its local leaders and communities within its borders to understand what’s happening on the ground and adhere to our agreed upon approach.

Through quick and decisive action, each of our states has made significant progress in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19 among the broader public. Now, our public health leaders will focus on four goals that will be critical for controlling the virus in the future.Protecting vulnerable populations at risk for severe disease if infected. This includes a concerted effort to prevent and fight outbreaks in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.Ensuring an ability to care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This will require adequate hospital surge capacity and supplies of personal protective equipment.Mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities.Protecting the general public by ensuring any successful lifting of interventions includes the development of a system for testing, tracking and isolating. The states will work together to share best practices.

COVID-19 doesn’t follow state or national boundaries. It will take every level of government, working together, and a full picture of what’s happening on the ground.

In the coming days the governors, their staff and health officials will continue conversations about this regional path to recovery.

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