Dolly Parton is using her success for good.
Back in April, as the coronavirus began to spread rapidly worldwide, the country superstar donated $1 million to the disease's research at Vanderbilt University in honor of her friend and the university's professor of surgery Dr. Naji Abumrad. Turns out, that money helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.
Early data released this week shows that Moderna's vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, marking the second vaccine with a high success rate. Phizer revealed early in November that its vaccine is 90% effective.