The Daily Telegraph

Whitty tackles rapper over anti-vaxxer lies


Professor Chris Whitty has challenged Nicki Minaj, the US rapper, on her views about coronaviru­s, saying anti-vaxxers who knowingly peddle lies should be “ashamed”.

Minaj, who has 22.6 million Twitter followers, shared an unsubstant­iated story on social media alleging the vaccine causes impotence. Asked about the comments, England’s Chief Medical Officer said: “There are a number of myths that fly around, some of which are just clearly ridiculous and some of which are clearly designed just to scare ... that happens to be one of them.”

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