Dolly Parton ‘honoured and proud’ to help Covid-19 battle

by SammyNovember 19, 2020

Country star Dolly Parton has said she feels “very honoured and proud” to have given money to research into one of the most promising Covid-19 vaccines.

In April she announced she was giving $1m (£750,000) to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

That was one of the trial sites for the Moderna vaccine, which is nearly 95% effective according to early data.

Speaking on BBC One’s The One Show on Tuesday, Parton said she was “so excited” to hear the news.

“I’m sure many millions of dollars from many people went into that,” she told co-presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas.

“But I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world.”



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