- Her $1 million donation to the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation has helped develop the vaccine.
- On Monday, the biotech company Moderna said its own vaccine is 94.5 percent effective at preventing infection.
Dolly Parton could be on the horizon in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Her $1 million donation to the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation has helped researchers develop the vaccine. On Monday, the biotech company Moderna said its own vaccine is 94.5 percent effective at preventing infection.
Country music is very popular in the United States. In 2016, her Dollywood Foundation gave $1,000 per month to families impacted by wildfires in Tennessee. In 1995, she started Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a literacy program that has donated more than 100 million children's books.
And earlier this year, she gave $1 million to fight the disease. “That's what I understand this morning”, Parton said in a Tuesday visit to TODAY. “I'm just happy that anything I do can help somebody else, and when I donated the money to the Covid fund, I just wanted it to do good. Evidently, it is. Let's just hope we find a cure real soon” Parton said.
United States just hit 11 million coronavirus cases. But many joke that the singer, songwriter, author, and actress has actually “cured coronavirus” now. “I want everyone to know that Dolly Parton gave us Buffy the tv series, the song 9 to 5, Dollywood, and of course the Covid vaccine”.
Dolly Parton talks about new music, new book, and holiday special. Recently, Parton released her first Christmas album “A Holly Dolly Christmas”. The book, called Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, dropped. On November 22, fans can catch her in a new Netflix movie called Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square.
Dolly Parton established a one million dollar research fund thru Vanderbilt Medical Center, a key player in the Moderna trials:https://t.co/VYLvpTCPww— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) November 17, 2020
In my book, the latest announcement of Moderna's 94.5% effective vaccine, essentially means @DollyParton cured coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/Lbt8RGojDr
As she mentioned on TODAY Tuesday, “I've got to be busy to be creative”.