Country music icon Dolly Parton trended on social media on Tuesday after it was revealed that the Grammy award winner had helped fund the development of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.
The news began to circulate just before the legendary singer and songwriter made a live appearance on NBC’s Today Show, where hosts referenced a preliminary report published in the New England Journal of Medicine that had listed the “Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund” as a financial supporter.
“That’s what I understand this morning,” Parton said on the national broadcast. “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.”
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.