Dolly Parton responds to news that her money is helping fund successful Covid vaccine 1 week ago

Dolly Parton responds to news that her money is helping fund successful Covid vaccine

What a woman.

Earlier on Tuesday, it reemerged that Dolly Parton funded research into the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine that is said to be almost 95% effective at combatting the virus.

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The country music legend donated $1 million to the fund, and has been praised widely on social media since.

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! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon."

Speaking to NBC News, she said: "I'm just happy that anything I do can help somebody else."

In a subsequent interview with BBC, she said: "I'm a very proud girl today to know that I had anything at all to do with something that's gonna help us through this crazy pandemic."

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What a woman.

But in fairness, what do we expect from the woman who wrote 'Jolene' and 'I Will Always Love You' in the same bloody day? A star.

Speaking back in April, Jeff Balser, the President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center said: "Dolly's amazing generosity is a source of inspiration and will have a lasting impact on the battle against Covid-19."