Dolly Parton fans are convinced she has cured coronavirus and honestly we kinda agree

Don’t worry; the vaccine will work beyond 9-5.
November 17, 2020 1:49 p.m. EST
November 20, 2020 9:53 a.m. EST
*Sings to tune of ‘Jolene’* Vaccine. Vaccine. Vaccine! VAAAACIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!Earlier this week it was reported that Moderna had developed a new coronavirus vaccine, which has an almost 95 per cent protection against the COVID-19 virus that has gripped the world this year. But today, people on social media noticed some underreported information about the funding of the vaccine research: namely that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to the fund. Talk about burying the lede. Naturally, when asked about her quiet contribution, the “Islands in the Stream” country crooner was patently humble.“I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else. And when I donated the money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good and evidently it is and let’s just hope we find a cure real soon,” she said earlier on the TODAY show.[video_embed id='1545741']RELATED: Dolly Parton reveals the secret to her 52-year marriage[/video_embed] Fans of Dolly (and of vaccines in general) are naturally not letting her get away with being so modest and unpretentious. Not only are they letting her know that we will “always love youuuuuuuu,” they are also crediting her with curing the disease. TBH, we can’t argue with their logic. It’s true, Dolly has been super busy this year, not only continuing her philanthropic work to increase literacy in children in her home state of Tennessee and beyond, but she also recorded her first Christmas album in 30 years (featuring her god-daughter Miley Cyrus), and was a secret producer to the fan-fav TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer.With pharmaceutical giant Pfizer also releasing data on their novel coronavirus vaccine with almost similar results (noting theirs offered a 90 per cent protection rate), it seems that we are not far off from ending this global pandemic and finally getting some semblance back of a normal life. Let’s just make sure the vaccines work beyond 9-5. *Bah dum CHING!*Um, remember that petition to have a statue erected in Dolly's honour? Let’s get on that.[video_embed id='2030335']BEFORE YOU GO: Cat attempts daily hilarious attack on mail carrier[/video_embed]

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