Dolly Parton makes big contribution towards Coronavirus vaccine


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Alexander Ortiz, Editor In Chief

On Wednesday November 18, Country-singer Dolly Parton has addressed her fans regarding her donation of 1 million dollars to Vanderbilt University that helped lead to a coronavirus vaccine. She made this donation in April towards research that was being done to develop a vaccination for COVID-19. Donations made my Parton and the work done by researchers during trial phases lead to Moderna announcing that their vaccine is 95% effective.

Parton has noted how she has not had a chance to read more into the vaccine, but people give her partial credit for the development of the vaccine. She has been humbled, explaining to people how she is glad that some good had came from the donation she made. “I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” Parton addressed to hosts.

Parton is still hopeful that there will be a more effective cure in the near future. She is hopeful and grateful and willingly addresses on her social media accounts how she is proud of how much she has been able to help towards finding a cure towards COVID-19. She also told hosts, “I’m a very proud girl today to know I had anything at all to do with something that’s going to help us through this crazy pandemic.”

Both vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer require approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can be distributed for widespread use. Of course, these products will be limited if the FDA is to allow emergency use of Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines.

Parton, currently 74 years old has really became a hero this 2020 with helping by making donations to research done for these vaccines. Many other celebrities are also very happy for the donations that Parton has made, as she strives to make a difference in the world that we live in today. It has also been announced that Dolly Parton will be honored at Billboard’s Women in Music event.

If it weren’t for Dolly Parton’s donation, who knows how long it could have taken to gather a vaccine if it weren’t for this donation. We will be on the lookout for more news and information regarding the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer that will help cure COVID-19.