She’s given us some of the greatest hits in country music, delivered 100 million free books through her Imagination Library to children all over the world and was even an uncredited executive producer for Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Now we’re learning Dolly Parton is one of the reasons pharmaceutical company Moderna has been able to develop a promising COVID-19 vaccine!
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You see, in April this year, the superstar announced she was donating $1 million to create the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund to support scientists trying to find a cure for the virus.
And then this week, Moderna released data in the New England Journal of Medicine showing its vaccine is 94.5 percent effective – and that Dolly contributed to their funding.
“When I donated money to the Covid fund, I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon,” Dolly posted on Twitter.
While there’s still more testing that needs to be carried out, the research is giving the world some hope of ending the pandemic.
And of course, social media is in awe of Dolly’s kind heart. Check out some of the reactions below:
Dolly Parton is the real deal. Her research fund contributed to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine development.
I worked with someone who went to high school with Dolly, and she said that Dolly was genuinely kind and charitable way back then. The world needs more Dolly Partons. https://t.co/7DpXsJbc1B
— Dober Dog (@DoberDoggo) November 17, 2020
Dolly Parton partly funding the covid vaccine is the perfect ending for 2020: totally random and unexpected.
— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) November 17, 2020
Dolly Parton is a good person. If you take the Moderna vaccine next year, play a Dolly song on the way home. pic.twitter.com/LiZtd73od2
— Terry Moore (@TerryMooreArt) November 17, 2020
Dolly Parton helped fund the efforts to develop the COVID-19 vaccine!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a bitter lapsed Catholic, and maybe an atheist, but I firmly believe @DollyParton is a living saint.
You cannot dissuade me. 👼❤️ https://t.co/1lKAqhCJjx
— DefiantElizabeth#BLM🖖🏻🚀 (@ElizMcQuern) November 17, 2020
— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) November 17, 2020
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