Sumary of Covid myth spreaders like Nicki Minaj should be ashamed, says Whitty:
- That is untrue,” Whitty said during Tuesday’s Downing Street press conference.
- Minaj, who has more than 22 million followers on Twitter, posted that a cousin had been told by a friend about unwanted side-effects of the vaccine.
- At the press conference, the prime minister added that he was more familiar with the work of Dr Nikki Kanani, who has briefed the UK on the pandemic in the past and has said she would urge people to get vaccinated.
- ”Minaj – a former American Idol host best known for songs Starships, Super Bass and Anaconda – later tried to make light of the row, posting an audio clip of herself affecting an RP English accent and saying she loved Johnson and forgave him his ignorance of her work.