Sumary of Trinidad and Tobago's health minister said that Nicki Minaj's bogus COVID-19 vaccine claims wasted the department's time:
- Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister said that Nicki Minaj’s COVID-19 vaccine claims wasted government resources.
- Anti-vaccine activists who claim the CDC is lying to them about the vaccine’s efficacy have seized on Minaj’s story.
- Nicki Minaj’s bogus COVID-19 vaccine claims wasted the Trinidad and Tobago health department’s time, according to the country’s health minister.
- —Kevz Politics (@KevzPolitics) September 15, 2021Minaj told a story about her cousin’s friend in Trinidad, who she said became impotent and suffered from swollen testicles as a result of the vaccine, by way of explaining her absence from the Met Gala on Monday.
- She told her 22 million Twitter followers that she skipped the star-studded event due to its vaccination requirements, and the swollen testicles story quickly circulated online.
- He said the rapper’s vaccination tweet wasted valuable government time and resources, as officials tried to find evidence that any such case occurred without success.
- “What is sad about this is that it wasted our time yesterday trying to track it down, because we take all of these claims seriously,” Deyalsingh said.
- Minaj’s claims appear to have bolstered and reinvigorated the anti-vaccination movement’s efforts, leading a group of protestors to picket outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta while chanting Minaj’s name.