Country superstar Dolly Parton is “happy” to have played a role in the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
In April, the 9 to 5 hitmaker announced that she was donating $ 1 million to help medical experts at Vanderbilt University private research school in Nashville find a cure for COVID-19, and it has now been revealed that they were working with officials at the U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna, who announced their promising new vaccine on Monday.
The two-dose mRNA-1273 injection is said to be 95% effective in preventing cases of COVID-19, according to the results of late phase three studies, and Parton is proud that her money has contributed to facilitating it. main research.
The singer learned of her involvement in the development of the vaccine on Tuesday, just before she appeared on the American breakfast show Today, and she is thrilled.
“I’m just glad that whatever I do can help someone else,” she said. “When I donated the money to the COVID (research) fund, I wanted it to work well, and it clearly does, and let’s hope we find a cure very soon.”