Dolly Parton's $1 million donation to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center helped fund Moderna's almost 95-percent effective coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking on the Today show, the singer said she was excited to find out Modera credited the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund as a supporter. The country star said she donated a million dollars in hopes of doing good and "evidently, it is." Parton said she was inspired to donate in April because a friend of hers worked at the university and was making "exciting advancements" toward finding a cure.
And the next thing you know, Dolly is trending .... with everyone praising her and rejoicing, like singing "Vaccine, Vaccine" to the tune of "Jolene"... and talking about the vaccine being "9-to-5" percent effective.
Wait.... you mean people are spreading JOY on social media? Can we make this a thing, please?!!
It's just what the doctor (ok, Dr Dolly) ordered! Before this story started trending on Twitter, Dolly was making a plea for unity ahead of the holiday season. She went on the "Today" show and said the Christmas spirit must extend into 2021.
Let's do our part... keep spreading positive posts!