Dolly Parton Advocates For Safety Precautions During COVID-19 Pandemic
Iconic singer, Dolly Parton has said that it won’t ‘kill anybody to wear their mask’ as she supports safety policies during the COVID-19 pandemic affirming that “it won’t ‘kill anybody to wear their mask.”
The 75-year-old music legend has been vocal in her advocacy for mask-wearing, social distancing, and vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To show further support towards the cause, she previously donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in April last year to fund the Moderna vaccine and said at the time she hoped her money had gone some way towards helping to “heal this world.”
Parton told “Mic magazine Wednesday” that she still feels people should ‘do our part in being careful’ by proceeding to keep up with safety standards.
Acknowledging her case, Dolly Parton, told “Mic magazine Wednesday” that it won’t ‘kill anybody to wear their mask,’ as she urges for safety precautions.
She said, “I’m not one to tell people what to do. But I was just happy to be part of the vaccine drive, and I think we all certainly need to do our part in being careful.
“Whether you get the shot or not, you need to be mindful. And I don’t think it’d kill anybody to wear their mask and to do their social distancing, especially now that we have new variants of the pandemic going around.’
The singer continued: ‘So, I really think people should just be very cautious, and careful and mindful, and like I said I’m not one to bother around in people’s lives, I just try to do my part the best I can.”
The “Jolene” hitmaker also said she didn’t mean to ‘get in the middle of controversy’ by helping to fund vaccine research, as she was not aware there were people who did not want a vaccine.
“I’m not one to get in the middle of controversy. When I first donated my money to help with it, and I got my shot, I thought everybody was waiting in line to get their shot. I didn’t realise there were people not wanting to do it whether for religious reasons, health reasons, personal reasons whatever it be.”