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Seed Money

November 18, 2020

“I’m sure many millions of dollars from many people went into that,” she told co-presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas. “But I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world.”

If the new Moderna vaccine ends up helping to end the coronavirus pandemic, among those in line to receive the worldโ€™s gratitude is music legendย Dolly Parton. The singer and activist emerged as an early backer of vaccine research after donating $1 million in April to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, a site of Modernaโ€™s vaccine trials. Early data showed the vaccine to be nearly 95 percent effective in preventing the contraction of COVID-19. – Colm Quinn


Published December 19, 2009
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