Coronavirus Concert: Dozens Of Celebrities Raise Money To Fight COVID-19 In ‘One World: Together At Home’ Concert

Dozens of celebrities shared their talents for a very special event.

Coronavirus Concert: Dozens Of Celebrities Raise Money To Fight COVID-19 In ‘One World: Together At Home’ Concert

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Dozens of celebrities shared their talents for a very special event.

The concert helped raise money to fight COVID-19, and honor workers on the front lines.

“I care so much about workers who are putting their lives at risk for us right now. I think of them every day,” Lady Gaga said, opening the show with a heartfelt message.

The biggest stars on the planet from the world of music, film and television joined forces for the massive concert to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.

It included performances by two legendary piano men: Stevie Wonder and Elton John.

Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the global event featured megatalent, including Paul McCartney and Usher, Eddie Vedder, Lizzo and the legendary Rolling Stones.

All in all, 70 musical artists and dozens of celebrities participated.

The extravaganza was seen on all three broadcast networks including CBS, along with social media sites which streamed performances and content throughout the day. It included the gorgeous voice of Kacey Musgraves, reported CBS2’s Scott Rapoport.

The event was a collaboration between the World Health Organization, the group Global Citizen and Lady Gaga to celebrate and honor health care workers who are bravely giving their all on the front lines to fight COVID-19, and to raise money for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and relief effort.

“So to all of you on the front lines from my family along with a whole country I just want to say thank you,” said LL Cool J.

It was a night of celebrity, charity and a worldwide call to help battle the worst health scourge of our time.

Later this week, some of New Jersey’s biggest celebrities will participate in Jersey 4 Jersey, a one night fundraiser featuring big names like Bon Jobi, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart.

It airs on CBS2 Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

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Coronavirus Curve In New York Appears To Be On The Descent, Cuomo Says

Cuomo said that in the next week, statewide sampling would reveal for the first time the true spread of coronavirus in New York.

Coronavirus Curve In New York Appears To Be On The Descent, Cuomo Says

MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all indications are New York has passed the high point of coronavirus cases and are on the descent.

There are roughly 16,000 New Yorkers hospitalized with the virus, Cuomo said, down from a high point of around 18,000.

“If the data holds, and this trend holds, we are past the high point and all indications, at this point, that we are on the descent. Whether or not that descent continues depends on what we do,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo said the three day average of hospitalization rate is down, along with the number of intubations.

“With all of the good news in the reductions, we still have 1,300 people that yesterday came in and tested positive and were hospitalized,” Cuomo said. “Thirteen hundred is a lot of people coming into the hospital system with that diagnosis. Less than it has been, so that’s good news, but it is still 1,300 people who are testing positive and need hospitalization”

Nursing homes remain the top concern, Cuomo said, calling it the “optimum feeding ground” for the virus.

Another 507 New Yorkers died in the past 24 hours related to the coronavirus.

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Cuomo said the decrease in deaths and hospitalizations is good news, but has to be viewed in context.

“That’s good news only compared to the terrible news we were living with, which was that constant increase,” Cuomo said. “So, it’s no time to get cocky and it’s no time to get arrogant. We still have a long way to go and lot of work to do.”

Cuomo said it was only “halftime” in the fight against the virus.

“We still have to make sure that we keep that beast under control,” he said. “It’s not over. We have a whole second phase.”

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Cuomo said the next phase will require widespread testing, which in New York will begin with antibody testing.

“We’re going to sample people in this state, thousands of people in this state, across the state, to find out if they have the antibodies. That will tell us, for the first time, what percent of the population actually has had the coronavirus and is now, at least in the short term, immune to the virus. This will be the first true snapshot of what we’re really dealing with,” Cuomo said.

The statewide sampling will take place next week.

Cuomo again called on Washington to pass another stimulus bill that would include financial relief for state and local governments.

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Cuomo said when the state reopens, it needs to build back better and smarter, the way it did after Superstorm Sandy and 9/11.

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