White House offered Nicki Minaj call on coronavirus vaccine

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Published on 16 Sep 2021, 21:28
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House offered Nicki Minaj a call with a doctor to answer "questions she had about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine."

On Sept. 13, Minaj tweeted that her cousin in Trinidad, where the singer and rapper is from, “won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen.” The rapper also tweeted that she was unvaccinated and had recently come down with covid-19.

Medical experts have long said that claims about infertility linked to vaccinations are unsubstantiated. In recent days, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh both said there is no evidence to back up Minaj’s claim. Read more: wapo.st/3lB5fWV. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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