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Dr. Fauci says Nicki Minaj’s claims over the COVID-19 vaccine are false

The COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t make men impotent, Dr. Fauci said

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the delta variant of the coronavirus.
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House medical adviser on the coronavirus, has responded to rapper Nicki Minaj’s recent comments about the coronavirus vaccine.

Minaj recently suggested that men can become impotent due to the COVID-19 vaccine. Among other things, Minaj said she wants to do more research into the COVID-19 vaccine before she takes it, according to The Associated Press.

Fauci told CNN that Minaj’s comments about men becoming impotent was false.

  • “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen,” he said. “So the answer to your question is no.”

Fauci said Minaj’s comments are a sign that misinformation can spread far and wide.

  • “There’s a lot of misinformation, mostly on social media, and the only way we know to counter mis and disinformation is to provide a lot of correct information,” he said. “And to essentially debunk these kinds of claims, which may be innocent on her part. I’m not blaming her for anything but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis.”

The White House offered Nicki Minaj to have a call with a doctor after she expressed her worries over the vaccine, according to CBS News. Minaj then claimed she had been invited to the White House, saying she was going to visit the place.

  • The White House did not offer Minaj an invitation, an official told CBS News.
  • “As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she has about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” the official told CBS News.