Last Monday (13), a tweet from Nicki Minaj sparked controversy. At the time, the singer suggests that vaccines against COVID-19 can cause sexual impotence. But on Wednesday (15), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) denied the claim.
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine because a friend of his got it and he was impotent. His testicles were swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl has called off the wedding. So just pray about it and make sure that you’re comfortable with your decision,” wrote the artist on her Twitter account:
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
In response, the CDC said: “There is no evidence that vaccines, including those from COVID-19, cause male fertility problems.”
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Experts recall that the most common vaccines in use in the US, which are those from Pfizer and Moderna, contain mRNA and not the live virus. Therefore, mRNA vaccines do not alter your body’s DNA and there is no plausible way for the vaccine to cause impotence or swelling of the testes.
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