Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister shuts down Nicki Minaj’s vaccine claims

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The rapper tweeted that his cousin’s friend was left impotent after being vaccinated against COVID-19

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Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister is the latest figure to shut down Nicki Minaj’s claims about a COVID-19 vaccine.

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The rapper claimed in a tweet on Monday (September 13) that his cousin’s friend in Trinidad was castrated after being vaccinated against the virus. “Her testicles are swollen,” she said. “It was a few weeks before her friend got married, now the girl has annulled the marriage. So just pray on it and make sure you are comfortable with your decision, not bullied.

The Honorable Terence Deylsingh, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Health, said in a press conference today (15 September) that the country’s authorities have looked into Minaj’s claims. “As far as we know, at this point – there have been no side effects or adverse events as such,” he said.

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“And the sad thing about it is that yesterday we wasted our time trying to track down, because we take all these claims seriously, whether on social media or mainstream media. As in We stand now, with absolutely no reported side effects or adverse event of this kind of testicular swelling in Trinidad, or dare I say, anywhere else. None that we don’t know of anywhere else in the world.”

Earlier, Dr. Anthony Fauci denied Minaj’s claims, saying CNN that “there is no evidence” […] Nor is there any mechanical reason to imagine that it will cause fertility problems in either men or women.

UK professor Chris Vitti also told the rapper he should be “shame on himself” for spreading misinformation.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m not as familiar with Nicki Minaj’s works as I probably should be. But I’m familiar with Bexley’s superstar GP Nicki Cannani, who has come before you many times, who will tell you what vaccines are. She’s amazing and everyone should. That’s why I love listening to Nikki Kanani.”

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Minaj later responded to Johnson, saying: “I love him, even though I thought it was a disservice? Pronounced uh! yass boo!!!”

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