Sumary of UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles:
- Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received the Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad.
- Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, the health minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, said Minaj’s tweet late Monday to her more than 22 million followers sent the ministry on a wild goose chase trying to track down the poor man she said became impotent and lost his fiancé over the side effects.
- “Deyalsingh said there hasn’t been a single reported case of testicular swelling following Covid vaccine shots in Trinidad and that health officials weren’t aware of any cases “anywhere else in the world.
- “The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, islands in the Caribbean, has fully vaccinated about 35% of its population, and is recording an average of about 200 new Covid cases a day, according to Reuters.
- It is unclear which vaccine Minaj’s cousin’s friend received.
- The rapper’s comments made waves across the world, attracting backlash over Twitter, from media figures, disgruntled fans and government health officials.
- Science Chief White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci gave a “resounding no” to CNN when asked whether any of the U.S. approved vaccines affected fertility in men or women.
- “There are a number of myths that fly around which are just clearly ridiculous,” U.K. chief medical advisor Chris Witty said.