In this final stretch of the year 2020 to which we all arrived with the clear idea that COVID-19 was going to continue to be the main protagonist, in recent weeks it has been the vaccines that have won this peculiar game. In the race that several companies are doing to try to get a vaccine that begins to control the pandemic, Moderna’s seems to be the one that begins to gather all the characteristics to be, at least, the first to achieve it.
Dolly Parton and her umpteenth show of generosity
While everyone is beginning to speculate on when it will hit the market and, especially, when it will begin to be applied to the population, the funding they have needed for it has transcended. One of the most recognized singers in American music, such as Dolly Parton, has had a lot to do with it.. Although it does not reach the same importance as obtaining the vaccine, it is true that the role of the main world personalities in financing this type of research becomes fundamental.
Therefore, nothing less than one million dollars has been the contribution that the country star has decided to make thanks to his link with one of the scientists who are carrying it out. The protagonist is none other than Dr. Naji Abumrad, who belongs to the Vanderbilt Institute of Infection, Immunology and Inflammation of this same university in Tennessee. This, he communicated to Dolly Parton that they were making important advances in the trials of Moderna, which encouraged the artist to contribute financially.
Both of them they became friends in 2014, when the American artist was treated at Vanderbilt for a traffic accident. Their contribution is not only intended for the vaccine but also supports the study of convalescent plasma to help people infected with the plasma of people who have antibodies. On the other hand, that million dollars also funds several research studies on COVID-19.
The news of Moderna’s vaccine has generated a wave of optimism around the world, ensuring that could produce 1 billion doses of the vaccine by the end of 2021, and it is clear that contributions like this become essential to shorten times. Dolly Parton once again displays her exemplary generosity, this time to curb COVID-19, although on previous occasions she has done so with other projects such as her ‘Library for Imagination’, with which she gives books to children from birth until they begin their school stage.