Rock stars, movie stars and politicians have gathered together for a pollen-themed concert and fundraiser scheduled to air Saturday night – an affair that signals a unique and surreal moment in the pandemic. “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the Word” will celebrate the COVID- 19 vaccine and feature President Joe Biden urging Americans to take it up. It also aims to convince world leaders and companies to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide. The event was filmed in Southern California – one of the biggest music gatherings there since the start of the pandemic, and it’s a sign of the state’s success in rolling back the virus with vaccines and restrictions, but even as performers celebrate a return to normality in a country where the vaccine exists. Supply quickly exceeds demand, and other speakers will mourn the deadly rise of COVID-19 in India and advocate for equality in vaccines across the world, and on Friday, India set a new daily record of 414,188 confirmed cases and 3,915 additional deaths as it faces a shortage. In vaccines. On the same day, the European Union called on the United States to start increasing its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 crisis, and in the news too:: Pfizer and BioNTech said Friday that they have applied for full FDA approval for their COVID. 19 vaccine for people 16 years of age or older. The frequency of US vaccinations has slowed from its peak on April 10 at 4.6 million daily doses. Public health agencies are working harder to get gunshots, a critical effort that could help President Joe Biden’s new goal of having 70% of Americans get at least one bullet by July 4. in April. Economists estimated that 995,000 jobs were added last month, according to a Bloomberg survey. Minister Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing mounting pressure to impose a strict nationwide lockdown as the nation faces a crippling historic high of the virus. The situation is so tragic that among those calling for a strict shutdown are traders who know their business will be affected but see no other way out. Los Angeles and San Francisco are reopening more business under California’s less restrictive coronavirus safety rules, although these counties have the most infections. It’s the latest wrinkle in the state’s often confusing reopening plan that has been praised by health experts but criticized by business owners. 📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 32 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 580,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: More than 156 million cases and 3.2 million deaths. More than 325 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States and more than 250 million have been given, according to the CDC. More than 110 million Americans have been fully vaccinated. What we read: Prisons, prisons, and detention facilities were some of the early COVID-19 hotspots. Andrea Woods, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the people held there “had virtually no way to protect themselves.” The average COVID-19 death rate in prisons was more than twice the overall rate for the population, according to a September report. Keep updating this page for the latest updates. do you want more? Subscribe to our Coronavirus Watch newsletter to get updates for your inbox and join our group on Facebook. Fear of COVID-19, anxiety continues to curb fully vaccinated Americans As the weather warms up and millions of people continue to be vaccinated every day, Americans are beginning to feel optimistic that the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic may be behind them at last. Diseases and Prevention New guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals can travel safely, meet with friends and family, and take off masks while outdoors, suggesting a completely different world for the many Americans who have adhered to public health safety guidelines, but more From a year of living in fear of COVID-19, some fully vaccinated individuals are reluctant to leave their homes and let their guard down. “Many of us have felt comfortable with the safety our isolated environments provide, and taking these initial steps from our safe, controlled environments at home can lead to fear and anxiety,” said Dr. Marnie Chanoff, an integrative psychiatrist at McLean Hospital. Harvard Medical School. “Anxiety is not a bad thing … but as it takes over and gets stronger, our ability to go through these next steps can be a problem.” Read more here. – Adrianna RodriguezCouples criticize banning wedding dance in Washington DC, the recent ban imposed by Washington DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has faced backlash to ban wedding traditions such as cocktail hour and father-daughter dances. At weddings, guests should remain seated and socially distant from each other or other home groups. Venues hosting weddings may open 25% or less than 250 guests, and for one groom, the ban even means breaking religious traditions. Daniel Chazen is planning to marry his high school sweetheart on June 4, at a 40-person wedding in the capital, raised as a devout Jew, Chazin said he couldn’t imagine skipping the traditional hura dance while receiving him. Bride Shakira Tobin is also among those hoping the ban will end before her wedding in June: “What is a wedding without dance?” – Gabriella Miranda, New York City is still storing COVID-19 victims in refrigerated trucks, and New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store the corpses of Corona virus victims more than a year after it was first established as temporary nurseries as deaths rose at the height of the epidemic, and the Medical Examiner’s Office said On Friday, the city said 750 bodies were being stored for a long time in refrigerated trailers on the Brooklyn dock while family members sorted out plans for their final rest spots, Dina Maniotis, deputy commissioner in the chief medical examiner’s office, told a city council committee on Wednesday that many could end up. Burying the trapped bodies at the pavement of 39th Street in the town’s potter field on Hart Island. Trader Joe drops large opening hours in many stores The nation’s major grocery stores began setting aside special shopping hours in March 2020 to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, then they were considered the most vulnerable and at risk for COVID-19. Trader Joe originally set aside the first hour of the day at all 60 and above stores and customers with special needs. Hours were later reduced to twice a week – usually Wednesday and Sunday – in most stores with some differences, but recently, hundreds of its stores have stopped offering the exact time, the company confirmed to USA TODAY. To see if your store still offers substantial business hours, read more here. – Kelly Tyko The racial divide in vaccination rates continues in most parts of the country After five months of unprecedented vaccination efforts in America, there is a trend in most parts of the country: White people continue to survive. They were vaccinated at faster rates than blacks and Spaniards in most states, and Spaniards make up only 12% of COVID-19 vaccines, but 17% of the US population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Wednesday. Likewise, 8.8% of those who received at least one dose are blacks, but blacks make up more than 12% of the population, and in another analysis, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that out of 43 states, whites are vaccinated 1.6 times the rate of vaccination. The rate for black people is 1.5 times higher than the rate for Hispanics. “If we mean fairness, and if we mean vaccine for all and justice for all, there is still a lot we need to do,” said Harald Schmidt, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, writes about vaccine legalization and social vulnerability. Read more here – Nada Hassanein Contribution: Associated Press.