“Hope could be on the horizon in the search for an effective COVID-19 vaccine thanks to countless researchers, epidemiologists, immunologists and … Dolly Parton?
“On Monday, just one week after Pfizer announced promising results its phase three vaccine trials, biotech company Moderna revealed that early results show its own vaccine is 94.5 percent effective at preventing infection.
“So what does that have to do with the “Jolene” singer?
“The queen of country music is also a philanthropist. In 2016, her Dollywood Foundation donated $1,000 per month to families impacted by wildfires in Tennessee, and those payments continued for six months.
“In 1995, she founded Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a literacy program that’s donated more than 100 million children’s books. And earlier this year, she was behind another generous act — donating $1 million to battle coronavirus — and it’s paying off now.”
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