Dolly Parton's fight for the COVID-19 vaccine

November 18th 2020

Country singer Dolly Parton has been praised for donating $1 million (£750,000) to help fund for finding a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The money has gone to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, USA where they have been working since April researching methods to give people immunity from the current virus which has taken the lives of up to 1.34 million worldwide. 

Parton has responded and said she feels "very honoured and proud" to help fund to find a vaccine.

In response to her overwhelming statement, CEO and president of of Vanderbilt, Jeff Falser has commented "she has amazing generosity and source of inspiration 

"She cares so much about helping others and we are very grateful for her ongoing support. These funds will help us complete promising research that can benefit millions in their battle with the virus".

Currently scientists have announced they have found a vaccine that is 90% effective after completing a preliminary trial. This has resulted in people stopped from getting ill across all age groups. 

As of now, it is unclear when this vaccine will be available or how it will be accessed to the public. 

 

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