White House invites call with Nicki Minaj to discuss COVID vaccine

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Nicki Minaj questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine this week on Twitter, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday, offering to take a call with a doctor from the White House.

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running news: Minaj on Monday wrote said on Twitter that she would not attend the Met Gala as she had not received the COVID vaccine, which was a requirement to attend the event.

  • “They want you to get vaccinated for the weather. If I get vaccinated it won’t be for the season,” Minaj wrote in a tweet.
  • Minaj drew widespread attention to a subsequent tweet that contained false information about the side effects of the vaccine, writing that “her cousin in Trinidad will not receive the vaccine because her friend got it and became impotent.”
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said CNN’s Jake Tapper said that “there is no evidence that [male fertility problems] happens, nor is there any mechanical reason to imagine it to be so.”

After the Internet uproar On Minaj’s Tweet With Misinformation About Vaccine Side Effectshandjob The White House offered a call with Minaj to explain the safety of the vaccine.

  • “As we have done with others, we offered to answer questions about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors,” a White House official said in a statement.

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that officials had proposed “a very early stage call” about the vaccine’s effectiveness.

  • “It’s pretty standard and something that we do all the time. It was a very early stage call on staff level, staff-to-staff, and … we’re not even to the point of discussing the mechanism or the format Or anything along those lines, it was just a proposal to negotiate, and an early stage call.”
  • “We work with multiple partners to communicate the efficacy and safety of the vaccine,” Saki said.
  • Saki added, “We know there can be more effective voices, we don’t always know how effective it may or may not be to work in partnership with celebrities, but sometimes it’s a tool we use. can do.”
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