So far, no event has been designed from the ground up to distract us from the invisible evil enemy that has been lying in wait for all uncleaned surfaces. Not for the first time, Lady Gaga is here to save the day.
The hero of pop music of the early 10s announced a concert bringing together an impressive formation of musicians. His name is One World: Together At Home, and he presents himself as a live helper for the Covid generation, with far fewer Boomtown rats.
Confirmed attendees, listed in order of most or least likely you’ve heard of, are: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Lang Lang, Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo, Burna Boy and J Balvin
Where did this list lose you? I was with him until J Balvin, but I’m a pretty cool guy.
It will be hosted by some of the best and whitest American talk show hosts, Stephen Colbert, as well as Jimmys Kimmel and Fallon, and will take place on Saturday evening April 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
It’s 1am if you’re in the UK, but don’t worry if you don’t feel like standing up until a silly hour to watch Keith Urban, the BBC will show a suitable version the next day with a few British stars added. It could go in several directions. Maybe we will have Adele, but maybe we will have to settle for Mr. Blobby. What is almost certain is that Emeli Sandé will have a role to play.
There is another intriguing name in the programming released on Monday: David Beckham.
Perhaps he will give a rare solo performance of the final song of the Manchester United Cup of England, rightfully forgotten, Move Move Move?
A vaccine could be ready by the fall!
And JK Rowling says that she avoided the hospital by following the advice she saw on YouTube (please note: YouTube is not the same as medical assistance, please proceed with caution). Yet… Olé!
Here’s Harriet with the rest of the good news today:
- Doctors and health professionals around the world have attached photos of themselves smiling in their protective clothing, claiming that their masks make it difficult to connect with patients. One said, “A reassuring smile makes a big difference for a scared patient.”
- New research has found that a single dose of antibodies taken from the blood of coronavirus survivors appears to have improved the symptoms of 10 critically ill patients.
- Spain, the country with the highest number of confirmed cases, experienced a further decline in the number of deaths per day – reaching the lowest in two weeks – and a decrease in the infection rate.
- New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy “essential workers”, hoping to arouse excitement among the country’s children.
- Chabad Lubavitch UK has partnered with Deliveroo to bring Passover to the doors of people across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Each Seder-to-Go box will contain: A roll-up seder plate; six small containers containing all of the items for the seder plate; Shemura Matzot; a bottle of grape juice for the four cups; a cup of Kiddush; a unique and friendly Haggadah with English translation and instructions; A guide “How to run a Seder” and a stuffed frog.
- An Italian ran a marathon in the confines of his apartment. Fabio Faggiani managed to run the full 42k in his apartment by going around his dining table 2,800 times. He then continued the challenge in the small courtyard of his building. It started at 4 am and ran for nine hours.
- Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing on Easter Sunday in a presentation of Milan Cathedral which will be broadcast online. “It will not be a concert,” said Bocelli. “It will be an opportunity to pray together. “
- More than 300 former Metropolitan Police officers have volunteered to temporarily return to the forces.
By Harriet Barber
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The full moon rises above the Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen, Germany