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On behalf of all of us, thanks Dolly!
In April, the 9 to 5 songwriter and country music legend posted on Instagram that she donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University's Medical Center in honour of her friend, Dr Najj Abumrad, a professor of surgery whom she befriended many years ago after seeking treatment for injuries sustained during a vehicle accident.More news: Public Health reports 40 COVID-19 new cases since November 13
The country star's $1 million donation to Vanderbilt has made an impact on the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Unknown to her, part of it went to an early-stage trial of the Moderna vaccine, BBC reported yesterday, November 18.
"Her gift provided support for a pilot convalescent plasma study that one of our researchers was able to successfully complete", Howser told BBC News.
The news was confirmed by The New England Journal of Medicine.
"Two of these antibodies are now being tested by a global pharmaceutical firm".
Directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, Dolly's special follows a rich woman named Regina (played by Baranski) who is looking to sell her father's land to a developer.More news: Brazil and Argentina win as Uruguay's Cavani sent off
Parton previously announced the Vanderbilt donation in April, saying they were making "some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure". "Keep the faith, Dolly".
"I felt like this was the time for me to open my heart and my hand, and try to help". The movie coincides with the first Christmas album that Dolly has released in 30 years.
Indeed - as of publication, there have been roughly 55.6 million cases of Covid-19 reported worldwide, and about 1.34 million deaths.
The UK government has already ordered millions of doses of the vaccine, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested it could be available from Spring 2021.More news: Bahrain's FM Formally Requests to Open Embassy in Israel