Dolly Parton: Why is the country’s legend considered a COVID-19 ‘savior’ | World news


If anyone needed more conviction that Dolly Parton is a force for good in the world – they just figured it out.

The tiny song legend has donated $ 1million (£ 814,000) to Vanderbilt University Medical Center – a partner of the American company Moderna who developed the COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccine.

Now fans have taken to social media claiming the country music queen has’ healed coronavirus« .

Moderna president Stephen Hoge told Sky News that with his financial support to Vanderbilt, Parton had indeed helped fund the early research and clinical trials that led to the success.

“Yes, it’s true,” he said.

Referring to one of the star’s biggest hits, Jolene, one fan tweeted, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. “

Dolly fans have flooded Twitter. Pic: Jonathan Katz

And that opened the floodgates.

Another said that since Dolly made such a big donation, “Ergo, Dolly helped cure COVID. “

“Dolly helped to heal”. Pic: Jonathan Cohn

One fan tweeted: “This healthy queen saved the world. I couldn’t be happier! ”

In May, Parton recorded a new song called When Life Is Good Again, which focused on the pandemic and the lockdown.

His uplifting words include, “When life is good again, I will be a best friend. A bigger person when, life is good again.

“I will open my heart and let the whole world in. I’ll try to make amends, when life is good again.

She then announced by surprise that she would help fund immunization research.

She told her fans on Twitter: “My longtime friend Dr Naji Abumrad, who has been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, has informed me that they are making exciting progress in researching the coronavirus. for a cure.

“I’m donating $ 1 million to Vanderbilt for this research and to encourage people who can afford it to donate. ”

Monday, Announcement by American biotechnology company Moderna he had developed a vaccine against the coronavirus which tests show to be nearly 95% effective.


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