Science denies Nicki Minaj’s tweet about covid-19 vaccine 1:05
. – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said on Wednesday that US rapper Nicki Minaj’s claim that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a covid-19 vaccine is “fake”.
Minaj, born in Trinidad, sparked multiple reactions when she claimed on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refused to be vaccinated because a friend became impotent after being vaccinated.
“His testicles were swollen. Her friend was a few weeks away from getting married, now the girl has called off the wedding, ”said Minaj, who has 22.6 million followers on Twitter.
The comments sparked an international backlash, including from US and UK coronavirus officials who condemned the claims.
Deyalsingh also denounced the Grammy-nominated artist’s statement as a waste of time.
“One of the reasons we couldn’t respond to Minaj in real time yesterday was that we had to check and make sure what she was claiming was right or wrong. Unfortunately, we wasted a lot of time yesterday with this false statement, ”he added. he said Deyalsingh.
Asked about Minaj’s tweets, Dr Anthony Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert, said there was a lot of misinformation on social media.
“I don’t blame her for anything, but she should think twice before releasing information that really has no basis except one anecdote, and that’s not the point of science.”
Minaj said in a separate tweet that she had not been able to complete her own research on covid-19 vaccines to get a vaccine in time to attend the MET gala, a star-studded fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. New York.
Minaj later added that she will be vaccinated to travel.