- Dolly Parton announced her donation to fund research for a COVID-19 vaccine and now, it’s finally paying off.
- On Monday, Moderna announced 94.5% effectiveness rate of their developed vaccine during its phase 3 trials.
- Moderna’s preliminary report on the vaccine trials bore the name of the musician, and it says, “the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund,” along with the other benefactors.
Countless scientists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and many other researchers, have been working tirelessly to create the COVID-19 vaccine — and our beloved “Jolene” singer wanted to take part!
On Monday, Moderna, a biotech company, announced that it’s own vaccine has shown 94.5% effectiveness in preventing virus infection during its phase 3 trials. This was just a week later after Pfizer revealed promising vaccine trial results.
Earlier this year, the country music queen and philanthropist, Dolly Parton, donated $1M funding to battle the novel coronavirus and the world is now witnessing the results of her efforts.
“That’s what I understand this morning,” Parton told TODAY of how her donation has taken part in Moderna’s success. “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.”
Back in April, she announced her $1M donation to the research of her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad at Vanderbilt, through an Instagram post.
As a result, Moderna’s preliminary report on the vaccine trials bore the name of the musician, and it says, “the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund,” along with the other benefactors.
Of course, her avid fans and supporters were thrilled of the current progress. They even joked that there was nothing Parton couldn’t do, she’s even “cured coronavirus.”
“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,” says one fan in a post.