Dolly Parton Helped Fund Moderna’s Vaccine and has Advice for Divided America

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Country legend Dolly Parton reportedly had a hand in helping fund the research that led to biotech firm Moderna’s newly announced 94.5% effective Covid-19 vaccine.  

In addition to having “cured the coronavirus” according to gushing fans, she has advice for how a divided America can heal during the holidays.

Fact Checking

In a viral post, an eagle-eyed conservation scientist discovered that the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund was listed as one of the financial supporters of the vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine’s preliminary report.  

Donation

Parton announced in April that she was donating $1 million dollars to Vanderbilt University’s research towards discovering a cure for the virus. 

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Fan Reaction

Fans of the Queen of Country claim, “Dolly Parton helped cure Covid,” and have concluded that, “we don’t deserve Dolly Parton. God bless that beautiful soul.”

Dolly’s Response

After discovering that her contribution had the internet buzzing, Parton humbly told Today Show hosts that she’s “just happy that anything I do can help somebody else.”

Vaccine Queen

Fans have replied to her tweet by calling her a “national treasure,” and “a great American.” One commenter wrote, “Dolly puts her money where her mouth is, and her heart wherever it can do the most good.” 

Heartstrings

While promoting her new Netflix series Heartstrings, Parton revealed she wrote her massive hit “Jolene” after her husband took a shine to a “pretty girl at the bank,” when he was trying to get a loan.  

The actual name was inspired by a young fan that asked her for an autograph. “I said, ‘Ooh, I love that name.’ And so I just was singing, ‘Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene,’ so I wouldn’t forget the name.

  

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Dolly will always love you

Parton also revealed that she had to pull over her car when she heard Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” for the Bodyguard soundtrack. “I was shot so full of adrenaline and energy, I had to pull off, because I was afraid that I would wreck, so I pulled over quick as I could to listen to that whole song.”

 

Holiday Healing

Parton revealed she is releasing “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” her first holiday album in 30 years, and has hopes that the season will help heal a fractured America.  

“I think we’ve just become so divided, ’cause people just seem to love to hate. You know? This is the Christmas season coming up. But we need to carry that Christmas spirit of peace on Earth, and loving one another.” 

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Dolly’s Advice

“We need to carry that into the new year, and Lord knows, I hope next year is better than this one,” she said.  “We can’t save the world, but we can save the world we’re living in. Maybe I’m dreaming. But I don’t think so.”

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Crackerjack
Crackerjack
1 year ago

I don’t care if dolly pardon funded it I’m still not taking that garbage we don’t know what’s in it it could have monkey crap for all we know foreign junk

Eliot
Eliot
1 year ago
Reply to  Crackerjack

Don’t trust your fellow Americans?….. lol
That’s why most of us drive foreign made cars and swallow meds made in China or India.
lol lol lol lol

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago
Reply to  Eliot

I’m not taking the vaccine ever.

GranJan
GranJan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jenny

That is what they said when the Polio vaccine came out! Hide your head in the sand and it will all go away.

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  Crackerjack

but you have to take it after all Bill Gates needs another billion dollars, along with his buddy that dr. fachici or what ever his name is.

Christie Null
Christie Null
1 year ago

Dolly might have funded it but she wasn’t one of the Drs., scientists or researchers that came up with and created the vaccine!!!!

RJay
RJay
1 year ago

As far as fixing the divided country. The time for fact research was BEFORE the election. To fix the division we need three things to happen: 1 the democrats have admitted they cheated. 2 The democrats need to admit that Donald Trump won the election. 3 The democrats ALL OF THEM need to agree to work with President Trump for the good of the United States. Donate ??? The average citizen can’t afford it now. And if Biden is named president and puts into effect his 6 week shutdown, reversal of Trump’s policies and tax increases as he promised, Dolly Parton may be the only one ABLE TO AFFORD to donate to anything.

Madeleine Donaldson
Madeleine Donaldson
1 year ago

We dnt need vaccines for a ghost illness that everyone has except anyone I know. And No Hospitals are not overwhelmed, and no, people are not dropping like flies! try getting to work int he morning in traffic, or queueing up to pay for Groceries. Same people everywhere Gates and his Mark of the Beast can go play in the traffic,