The hip-hop entertainer tweeted Monday that she deliberate to get a coronavirus shot as soon as she does extra analysis, however then shared an anecdote supposedly from a cousin in Trinidad who claimed that his buddy’s testicles had change into swollen after getting the vaccine.
Though many Twitter customers chimed in to dispute Minaj’s ballsy ― and false ― declare, Tapper determined to get Fauci’s tackle it. However he additionally felt obliged to elucidate why he was asking the physician a query that he knew was ridiculous.
“I wouldn’t usually even ask you about this, however Nicki Minaj has almost 180 million followers on Twitter and Instagram mixed,” Tapper famous, and added that vaccine opponents had used her questionable tweet as “some form of proof.”
Tapper then requested Fauci if there was any proof that the vaccines brought on reproductive issues.
“The reply to that, Jake, is a convincing no,” Fauci stated. There’s no proof that it occurs, neither is there any mechanistic motive to think about that it could occur. So the reply to your query is not any.”
Fauci then identified how tough it’s for officers to counter misinformation and disinformation like Minaj’s whereas attempting to not assault her.
“These claims could also be harmless on her half — I’m not blaming her for something — however she must be pondering twice about propagating info that actually has no foundation besides a one-off anecdote,” he stated. “That’s not what science is all about.”
Up to now, Minaj hasn’t commented on Fauci’s feedback, however, in accordance with Mediaite, she has gotten in Twitter wars with, amongst others, MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid, Meghan McCain and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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