While many celebrities have used their talents to help raise funds, doing at-home concerts and socially-distanced performances, Dolly has truly put her money where her mouth is. "Dolly Parton saving humanity is a welcome surprise to 2020", tweeted one.
In an appearance on the BBC's One Show on Tuesday (17 November), Parton spoke about her role in its development, explaining that her contribution came after she gave $1 million to set up the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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What has also been gaining steam on Twitter is linguist Gretchen McCulloch's rendition of Parton's hit song "Jolene," which she changed to center on the coronavirus vaccine, instead of a person imploring another woman not to steal her lover. As luck would have it, Parton became friends with Dr. Abumrad after the singer was involved in a auto accident in 2014 and was treated at Vanderbilt.
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The news of its success rate followed similar findings from Pfizer's vaccine trials, which announced November 9 that its vaccine has shown to be 90% effective against the virus. Now, should the vaccine be green-lit, Moderna will face massive distribution challenges, not to mention the difficulty of persuading all Americans to take the vaccine at all.
Dolly Parton - how much has she donated to fight COVID? In addition to being a legendary musician and composer, she's a noted philanthropist who has given millions of dollars of her fortune away to promote literacy, music education, animal rights and more. According to experts, the distribution of vaccines could start as early as this year.
The singer's Imagination Library book gifting programme has helped teach millions of children to read since it was first set up by the singer in 1995, delivering more than 130 million free books to children across the world, earning her special recognition from the Library of Congress.
"So I was just thrilled to see this news that she had contributed to COVID vaccine research - I thought that was awesome", he said.
"I donated a $1 million, and they called it the Dolly Parton COVID Fund". After all, her story is inspiring.
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