The health minister for Trinidad and Tobago said on Wednesday that government officials had “disappeared” time to run. [a] false claim ” made by Nicki Minaj of swollen testicles possibly associated with the COVID-19 vaccination.
On Monday afternoon, the rapper exposed the internet when she claims in a tweet that her “cousin in Trinidad did not get the vaccine because his friend got it and became impotent. His testicles swelled.” Minaj spent the night justifying her own vaccine skepticism, claiming she still needs to do more research despite the vaccines that were developed about a year ago.
She said she would not be vaccinated to attend the Met Gala, where jabs were mandatory. Minaj then clapped on both fans who tried to send her credible vaccine research to outlets that reported on her tweets. At one point, Tucker Carlson jumped in to defend her.
Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Dr Terrence Deyalsingh said on Wednesday that, as his ministry became aware after trying to pursue the case on Tuesday, there were “absolutely no such side effects or adverse events” reported, Minaj described.
“But her tweet certainly didn’t help because people like her are social influencers and they carry a bit of vibration,” he said Wednesday, according to local outlet CNC3. “So it certainly hasn’t helped, and will make our job a little harder, which we don’t need right now.” Trinidad’s vaccination rate is about 32 percent.
The minister joins a growing – even swollen – group of medical professionals who are debuting Minaj’s account, including Dr Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta also weighed in, kiss that any connection between vaxxed and inflamed balls “is not a thing.”
There is, too no evidence that vaccination causes male fertility issues.
Minaj further defended her opinion as the medical consensus on vaccine safety was reaffirmed this week and reaffirmed.
When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented to Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty that Minaj “should be ashamed” of “peddling untruths”, the rapper posted a bizarre audio message on Twitter, mocking Johnson in a fake British accent. “You do not know much about me,” she said. “I’m a big, big star in the United States.”