Dolly donated $1 million dollars to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre near the start of the pandemic and her donation has helped fund the Moderna vaccine.
"The important thing to know is Dolly Parton funded the Moderna vaccine and will save us all because she is good", another user said. The "9 to 5" singer also shared her hope that "we can find a cure real soon".
When pharmaceutical giant Moderna announced Monday that its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection, there was a familiar name among the list of research supporters in the New England Journal of Medicine: "the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)".
Both companies have heralded the results and promised to produce tens of millions of doses of the vaccines for deployment in the United States by the end of 2020 and potentially more than 1 billion doses globally by the end of 2021.
Parton said: "I was shocked!" So basically, Dolly is doing the lord's work, but who is really surprised. "If I had anything to do with it, then that's great", Parton, 74, said on Tuesday during the "Today" show.
The singer's Imagination Library book gifting programme has helped teach millions of children to read since it was first set up by the singer in 1995, delivering more than 130 million free books to children across the world, earning her special recognition from the Library of Congress.
"My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who's been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure", Parton wrote on Instagram in April.
The singer learned of her involvement in the vaccine's development on Tuesday, just before appearing on US breakfast show Today, and she's thrilled.