Here is how some of America’s actors and singers are helping calm nerves and spread some much-needed cheer to combat rising anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic.

Singing legend Neil Diamond released a reworked version of his popular song Sweet Caroline with new lyrics that emphasise the importance of “washing hands”.

Neil Diamond updates "Sweet Caroline".

Actor Patrick Stewart read out William Shakespeare’s sonnets.

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