Amid a wave of misinformation from Nicki Minaj’s remarks on Monday that she would not be attending the Met Gala that night due to the need for the Covid-1 vaccine, the White House confirmed that it had offered to call a doctor to discuss vaccine safety.
A White House spokesman said in a statement Wednesday night: “As we were with others, we called Nicki Minaj and one of our physicians who had questions about the safety and effectiveness of her vaccine.” The White House press office declined to comment DiversityRequest for more information.
Minaj claimed in an Instagram live session on Wednesday that the White House had extended an offer for her to meet with infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Anthony Fawcett – whose name she had some difficulty remembering – and / or the Surgeon General, although the White House statement did not address those claims.
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In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Fawcett rejected Minaj’s earlier, unreasonable claim that the vaccine could cause male impotence.
“There is no evidence that this has happened, or any mechanical reason to imagine that it will happen,” he said. “Then your question is not answered.”
He continued, “There is a lot of misinformation, mostly on social media, and the only way we can deal with misinformation and confusion is to provide accurate information. And basically to dismiss such claims, which may be innocent on his part. I’m not blaming him for anything but he should think twice about spreading information that has no basis.