Dolly Parton had no idea she'd helped fund a promising COVID vaccine

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The gay icon made a splash this week as she was revealed to be one of the backers of the Moderna vaccine candidate, which a study has suggested is 94.5 per cent effective at preventing the virus.

Months later, social media users were quick to notice that Parton was among those who funded the vaccine when Moderna published its findings on November 12 at the New England Journal of Medicine. And thanks to Dolly Parton, some of those prayers are being answered at warp speed.

"I'm sure many, many millions of dollars from many people went into that [research fund] but I felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that hopefully will grow into something great and help to heal this world", she told BBC's The One Show.

When news broke the legendary singer-songwriter had donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University in April that has helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, social media went aflame.

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The reports marked major breakthroughs in the fight against the novel coronavirus that has plagued the world for the a year ago after first being discovered in Wuhan, China.

Parton said: "I was shocked!" The "9 to 5" singer also shared her hope that "we can find a cure real soon".

Directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, Dolly's special follows a rich woman named Regina (played by Baranski) who is looking to sell her father's land to a developer.

She has now responded to the wave of praise being heaped her way, saying: "When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is!"

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'Saint' Dolly Parton has a long list of incredible accomplishments. She can sing. She can act.

Parton's name appears in the preliminary report on the vaccine among sponsors like the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Dr. Anthony Fauci heads, and Emory University.

"I am making a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations".

Dolly Parton continues to prove she is simply the best!

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Dolly Parton's new movie Christmas on the Square is coming to Netflix on November 22, 2020, and fans are thrilled to see her new film.

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