Country singer Dolly Parton donated a million dollars to the development of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine
Dolly parton funded the research of the COVID-19 vaccine from Modern, a laboratory that recently confirmed that their immunization is 94.5 percent effective.
The country singer is listed in the preliminary vaccine report as one of the top investors in scientific research, along with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Emory University.
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The money reached Moderna’s laboratories after the artist donated a million dollars to the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, under the label “Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund“, Which finally went to the development of the new vaccine.
“My old friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, who has been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting breakthroughs in researching cures for coronavirus. I will donate a million dollars to Vanderbilt for that research and to encourage people who can afford it to make donations, ”the artist explained in April.
American media and fans of the singer have thanked Parton for the gesture.
“Dolly parton save the world and it doesn’t even surprise me, ”wrote one user on social media.
“I want everyone to know that Dolly Parton gave us ‘Buffy’, the TV series, the song ‘9 to 5’, Dollywood and, of course, the vaccine against COVID-19,” said another.
Second vaccine with promising results in the US
Modern is rapidly advancing its agreements to open markets to its candidate for vaccine once its efficacy and safety is confirmed with new data, after this Monday the first data from the tests of the phase 3 indicate that they are on the right track.
The vaccine, which has been administered to part of the 30,000 volunteers in the phase 3 trials, stimulated a immune response in 5 of the 95 volunteers who became infected with COVID-19 during the trials.
The rest of those 95 had received a placebo, used to compare the evolution of the disease in the unvaccinated population. Testing relies on volunteers becoming infected with the virus in the real world, so an increase in infections nationwide like the one taking place in the US helps speed up the process.
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