THE Health Minister in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday slammed Nicki Minaj’s tweet claiming the Covid vaccine caused swollen testicles.
“We wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim,” Dr Terrence Deyalsingh said during a press conference as he bashed the rapper.
Minaj was slammed for Monday’s tweets
Dr Terrence Deyalsingh speaking at a press conference on WednesdayCredit: TTT Live Online
It came after the rapper claimed on Twitter on Monday that a cousin in Trinidad told her a friend’s testicles were affected by the vaccine.
She revealed she had not yet received a Covid shot as she wanted to do more “research.”
The tweets were harshly criticized and Dr Deyalsingh claimed the county’s health service had “wasted time” trying to track down the claim.
His disgruntled response went viral.
“One of the reasons we could not respond in real-time to Ms. Minaj,” he said, “is that we had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false.
“At this time, there has been no such reported either side effect or adverse event,” Minister Deyalsingh added.
“And what was sad about this, is that it wasted our time yesterday trying to track down, because we take all these claims seriously, whether it’s on social media or mainstream media.”
He added that there is “absolutely not reported such side effect or adverse event in Trinidad or I dare say, none that we know of, anywhere else in the world.”
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