Dr. Anthony Fauci recently appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper where he offered his reaction to Nicki Minaj's claim that her cousin's friend's testicles were affected by the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The answer to that, Jake, is a resounding no,” Fauci said. “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen. So the answer to your question is ‘no.’”
Fauci noted how social media is the main vehicle for the spread of mis/disinformation, specifically around the vaccine. “The only way we know to counter mis- and disinformation is to provide a lot of correct information and to essentially debunk these kinds of claims, which may be innocent on her part,” Fauci said. “I’m not blaming her for anything. But she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis except [as] a one-off anecdote. And that’s not what science is all about.”