- Funding from country music icon Dolly Parton has been revealed to have made an impact on Moderna's research for its groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine.
- Parton made a $1 million donation in April to Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center, intended to go toward coronavirus vaccine research.
- In recent days, Moderna revealed that some of that funding supported its vaccine effort.
If you open the link to the preliminary report on Moderna's groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine -- the one about which early research shows a 94.5% effectiveness rate in preventing the coronavirus infection -- an unexpected name jumps out at you.
Towards the end of the report, at the part where credit is given to the support that made Moderna's experimental vaccine possible, you see credit given to institutions like the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as Emory University, Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and then ... wait, country singer Dolly Parton?
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