Dolly Parton’s fans jokingly admit that she cured the coronavirus after she donated $ 1 million for research that eventually led to the recently announced Modern vaccine.
In April, Parton said she had donated money to research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
“My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who has been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informs me that they are making some exciting progress in this coronavirus treatment study,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m making a $ 1 million donation to Vanderbilt for this study and to encourage people who can afford it to make donations.”
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the donation made by Parton and the work done by researchers at Vanderbilt during the trial phases directly led Moderna to announce that it had produced a coronavirus vaccine that was almost 95% effective.
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Not long after, fans of the singer “from 9 to 5” joined Twitter to pay tribute to her role in stopping the deadly virus. Some even jokingly gave her 100% of the loan.
“Dolly Parton has given a million dollars to help fund vaccination research against Vanderbilt COVID. Vanderbilt is involved in helping Moderna develop its new 94.5% effective vaccine. And so … Dolly Parton is saving the world and I’m not a little surprised “, one user wrote.
“I want everyone to know that Dolly Parton gave us the Buffy TV series, the song 9 to 5, Dollywood and, of course, the Covid vaccine,” wrote another user.
“Why don’t we discuss the fact that the good news vaccine this morning is partially funded by Dolly Parton?” Someone else wrote. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccination.”
“Dolly Parton is just carelessly saving the world from covid by funding the new vaccine with 95% success,” added someone else.
The news that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate has proven to be 94.5% effective in preventing the new phase 3 coronavirus in a clinical trial was applauded by medical experts on Monday, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the best infectious disease expert in the country, called the data “astounding”.
The results come after pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced last week that its candidate for the coronavirus vaccine showed more than 90% efficacy, also in phase 3.
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Both vaccines require approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can be distributed for widespread use. If the FDA allows the candidate to use Moderna or Pfizer urgently, there will be limited, distributed deliveries before the end of the year.
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As of Tuesday morning, the new coronavirus had infected more than 55,108,158 people in 191 countries and territories, resulting in at least 1,328,685 deaths. In the United States, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, in which more than 11,205,485 illnesses and at least 247,220 deaths have been reported.
Madeline Farber of Fox News contributed to this report.