Country legend Dolly Parton and the phrase “scientific research” would normally be an unusual match, but there is nothing unusual about the singer’s continuous contributions to society. Heck, she might have just helped “save” society!
The “I Will Always Love You” singer (long before Whitney Houston remade the hit) stopped by the Today Show to promote her latest Christmas album and revealed that she donated $1million to Vanderbilt University, which helped developed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
A recent preliminary report stated the vaccine has proven to be 95% effective against the coronavirus.
The COVID-19 research fund says Parton’s donation was received in its first stages, so her funds were instrumental in helping develop what we all hope to be a cure. And we need it, as the U.S. has now reached an alarming 11.2 million cases.
When I donated the 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. pic.twitter.com/dQgDWexO0C
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) November 17, 2020
An album and a vaccine? Folks, Ms. Parton really has been working 9 to 5.
The year 2020 has been a rough one for all of us and we are hopeful that things will take a turn for the best.
But if it doesn’t, we still have our “Holly Dolly Christmas” album to get us through the New Year.
Thanks pretty lady!