The Chief Medical Officer accused “obviously ridiculous” false information about the Covid-19 vaccine after claiming that best-selling rapper Nicki Minaj caused impotence.
Minage tweeted that a social media storm broke out on Tuesday, with “swollen testicles” after a friend of Trinidad’s cousin was jabbed, and his girlfriend canceling the wedding.
The story caused anger on Twitter and harsh criticism from top UK medical advisers.
Asked about her comments at a press conference in Downing Street, Chris Whitty said: It happens to be one of them. That is not true. “
He said repeating myths in public “only gives them the credit they don’t need.”
“They aren’t true, they’re an end,” he added.
Professor Whitti said: In my view, they should be ashamed. “
Born in Trinidad and Tobago before moving to the United States, Minage said on Monday that she had not been vaccinated against Covid and is still “investigating” the problem.
She tweeted in response to the question why she refused the jab.
“His testicles were swollen. His friend was a few weeks away from marriage, but now the girl has canceled the wedding, so instead of just praying for it and being bullied, you are yours. Make sure you are happy with your decision. “
There is no medical evidence or other way to show that the vaccine causes any of the side effects listed by hip-hop artists who are widely ridiculed on social media.
At a press conference, Professor Whitti emphasized a graph showing that unvaccinated people in their thirties are at as high a risk of dying from Covid as those vaccinated in their seventies.
Boris Johnson added that “I’m probably not as familiar with Nicki Minaj’s work as it should be,” and suggested listening to GP Nicki Minaj, who spearheaded government communications on vaccines. ..
His comments prompted a response from the musician who tweeted. Tired of accents! Yassss boo !!! “
After BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg shared her message, Minage replied: Leave Dumbo. “