Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister has criticised Nicki Minaj for losing his time by forcing him to look into the security of the Covid-19 vaccine after she claimed that the jab left a cousin’s pal with ‘swollen’ testicles.
Trinidadian-born Minaj alleged that her cousin’s pal in Trinidad additionally turned ‘impotent’ because of the jab, inflicting his fiancée to cancel their wedding ceremony.
However, talking on Wednesday, Trinidad’s health chief Dr Terrence Deyalsingh blasted Minaj, saying he and his group had ‘wasted a lot time operating down this false claim’.
Yesterday, Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, mentioned there was ‘no proof’ to back up Minaj’s remarks.
And after each Mr Johnson and Mr Whitty additionally slapped down her remarks on Tuesday, the rapper, 38, posted a weird voice message the place she feigned an English accent and mockingly claimed she ‘went to Oxford’ and ‘went to high school with Margaret Thatcher’.
Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister has criticised Nicki Minaj (above) for losing his time by forcing him to look into the security of the Covid-19 vaccine after she claimed that the jab left a cousin’s pal with ‘swollen’ testicles
Speaking in a press convention, Dr Deyalsingh mentioned: ‘One of the explanations we couldn’t reply yesterday in actual time to Ms Minaj, is that we needed to test and guarantee that what she was claiming was both true or false.
‘Unfortunately we wasted a lot time yesterday operating down this false claim.
‘It is so far as we all know at this cut-off date, there was no such reported both facet impact or adversarial occasion.
‘And what was unhappy about that is that it wasted our time yesterday attempting to trace down… as a result of we take all these claims severely, whether or not it’s on social media or mainstream media.’
He added: ‘As we stand now, there may be completely no reported such facet impact or adversarial occasion of testicular swelling in Trinidad or I dare say… wherever else. None that we all know of wherever else on the earth.’
Dr Terrence Deyalsingh (above) blasted the rapper, saying he and his group had ‘wasted a lot time operating down this false claim’
Trinidadian-born Minaj alleged that her cousin’s pal in Trinidad additionally turned ‘impotent’ because of the jab, inflicting his fiancée to cancel their wedding ceremony
His feedback got here after Mr Johnson informed reporters he would quite hearken to NHS England’s high GP Nikki Kanani in regards to the ‘fantastic’ vaccine than the rapper.
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty additionally slammed the star, who has not been vaccinated and revealed she has contracted COVID-19, for spreading an ‘unfaithful’ and ‘ridiculous’ delusion in regards to the shot.
The saga first erupted when Minaj confirmed she wouldn’t be attending Monday evening’s hotly-anticipated Met Gala, which mandated solely absolutely vaccinated folks may attend.
The rapper revealed on Twitter that she had not but taken the vaccine and mentioned ‘if I get vaccinated it will not [be] for the Met’.
She additionally revealed she had examined constructive for COVID-19 whereas prepping for the MTV Video Music Awards, inflicting her to skip that occasion Sunday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left)and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty (proper) spoke at Downing Street yesterday the place they condemned her feedback on the vaccine
The rapper then mentioned: ‘My cousin in Trinidad will not get the vaccine cuz his pal received it & turned impotent. His testicles turned swollen.
‘His pal was weeks away from getting married, now the lady referred to as off the marriage.
‘So simply pray on it & ensure you’re snug with ur choice, not bullied,’ the rapper adopted up.’
Her feedback fueled a backlash from a number of media figures together with DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain and MSNBC host Joy Reid – who Minaj then accused of being ‘thirsty to down one other black lady’.
Minaj took to Twitter moments after the interview with Mr Johnson and Professor Whitty aired, saying: ‘I like him even tho I suppose this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!’
She then recorded an audio message for Johnson in a comedic British accent, tweeting: ‘Send this to the Prime Minister and let him know they lied on me. I forgive him. No one else. Only him.’
Yesterday, Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, mentioned there was ‘no proof’ to back up Minaj’s remarks
In the audio, she mentioned: ‘Yes, hey Prime Minister, Boris, it is Nicki Minaj – I used to be simply calling to let you know that you simply have been so wonderful on the information this morning. And I’m truly British. I used to be born there. I went to college there. I went to Oxford.
‘I went to high school with Margaret Thatcher. And she informed me so many good issues about you.
‘I’d like to ship you my portfolio of my work, since you do not know a lot about me, I’m an enormous, huge star within the United States.’
The rapper’s claims in regards to the vaccine have been additionally taken aside by Dr Fauci.
He informed CNN: ‘There’s no proof that it occurs, neither is there any mechanistic motive to think about that it could occur.
‘There is numerous misinformation, totally on social media. And the one solution to counter mis- and disinformation is to supply numerous right data and basically debunk these sorts sorts of claims.
Dr Fauci mentioned that Minaj’s controversial put up ‘could also be harmless on her half.’
‘I’m not blaming her for something, however she ought to be considering twice about propagating data that actually has no foundation, apart from a one-off anecdote. That’s not what science is about,’ he added.