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Pharrell makes music video to honor Virginia's frontline workers

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 23:44:05-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Grammy-winning musician and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams released a video Saturday honoring Virginia's frontline workers in the COVID-19 crisis.

The founder of the Something In The Water concert series said on social media that the "Virginia: A Salute to the Frontline" music video was created to "acknowledge the resilient Virginian frontline workers and to show the possibilities of what happens when we come together."

"This song was written not long after the first Something In The Water in 2019, to include in our documentary about the festival," according to Pharrell and co-creator Chad Hugo. "We were inspired by how this community pulled together to defy the odds and let openness and goodwill guide us. Today we are facing a new challenge. Our citizens are resilient and we are forever inspired by the incredible people of Virginia."

Shots from the video show coronavirus testing and meal pick-up sites, as well as frontline workers across the state.

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Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

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