Prince Harry (in his tuxedo) presents GQ 2021 Award to COVID-19 Vaccination Team

Prince Harry beamed in live from California wearing his tuxedo to take part in the 24th British GQ Men Of The Year Awards, in association with Boss, that took place at the Tate Modern in London, UK. Harry presented the GQ’s Heroes Of The Year award to the entire team of dedicated scientists whose research led to the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. 

Prince Harry (in his tuxedo) presents GQ 2021 Award to COVID-19 Vaccination Team
Photo from GQ Magazine UK
Prince Harry’s speech spoke of the Oxford/AstraZeneca team's incredible humanitarian work in developing the life-saving vaccine at record speed, while also calling for the world to remember such crucial work requires continual funding. Harry continued to urge countries to share vaccines. 

Harry reminded the attendees at the event that more than a third of the global population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, but there is a huge disparity between who can and cannot access the vaccine. Harry stressed that less than two percent of people in the developing world have received a single dose at this point, and many of their healthcare workers are still not even vaccinated. 

Harry also raised the issue of what he called "mass-scale misinformation across ‘news’ media and social media, where those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn is dividing communities and eroding trust."

Prince Harry described the Oxford/AstraZeneca team as "our nation’s pride" adding "we are deeply indebted to their service."

Also in the audience for the event in London was Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle 'friend' Piers Morgan. 


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