LIVEMEDAID: Global Science Leaders Come Together to Support the Fight Against COVID-19

Canadian digital video company Underknown is proud to lead LIVEMEDAID, a live-streamed benefit show featuring renowned scientific leaders. It will shine a spotlight on the global crisis caused by COVID-19, and celebrate hope, resilience and the human spirit.

The fundraising event will provide insight into the collaboration between global scientists and researchers in their collective hunt for a cure and share ideas about what we can learn from the virus. All money raised will support Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and frontline healthcare workers in the global fight against COVID-19.

The event will take place this Saturday, May 9th between 6 p.m. EST – 11 p.m. EST, and will stream live on LIVEMEDAID social channels including FacebookYouTubeTwitter and on

“We are thrilled to lead this global first-of-its-kind event, promoting unity and showcasing hope and humanity,” said Steve Hulford, co-founder and CEO of Underknown. “Science is more important than ever and we are committed to deliver credible, science-based information to a global audience who is searching for answers,” said Hulford.

An impressive list of doctors, scientists and other prominent thinkers confirmed to participate include:

  • Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and anthropologist
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist and author
  • Dr. David Suzuki, academic and environmental activist
  • Wade Davis, anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer
  • Dr. Sarah Ives, Netflix documentary, “Pandemic”
  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist
  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease physician at University Health Network
  • Anders Tegnell, physician and civil servant and current state epidemiologist of Sweden

Musical acts lined up for the event include Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Earth, Wind & Fire, Bombino, Patrick Watson, Jesse Cook, Alex Cuba, Paul Anthony and more.

All online peer-to-peer donations will go to support relief efforts through Doctors Without Borders / MSF.

LIVEMEDAID is being distributed to over 200 million digital followers including: Popular Science, Goalcast, WatchMojo, Infographics Show, Diply, WCSFP and What If.

For more information, and a full list of speakers and acts visit