Stella Parton calls on politicians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before vulnerable Americans.
Dolly Parton’s younger sister, who donated $ 1 million to Vanderbilt University for coronavirus vaccine research, sent a round of tweets over the weekend.
“If a little Hillbilly singer, like my older sister, Dolly, can invest in the vaccine, then why the hell do some of you old moldy politicians fail to introduce you to a few million?” wrote on Twitter over the weekend.
“I noticed that you started getting vaccinated right away, while people were starving and dying, Aholes,” she wrote.
Vanderbilt University’s efforts have helped scientists develop the new vaccine approved by Moderna. The US Food and Drug Administration approved it on Friday for emergency use.
Politicians from both parties – including Vice President Mike Pence, 61; The President of the Chamber, Nancy Pelosi, 80 years old; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 78; Sense. Mitt Romney, 73; Bernie Sanders, 79; Elizabeth Warren, 71; and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 31 – received the vaccine.
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Parton’s tweet comes a day before an independent advisory group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention votes Sunday to recommend the next wave of vaccines go to essential front-line workers and people over the age of 75.
This group comprises about 51 million people and stands in line behind about 3 million nursing home residents and 21 million front-line health workers who had the first priority for the initial wave of vaccines launched by Pfizer this week. last. However, the group, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), noted that there is likely to be an overlap between phases.
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To date, the United States has distributed more than 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and about 556,208 people have received their first two-dose vaccination, according to the CDC.
Kayla Rivas of Fox News contributed to the report.