Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew on Wednesday couldn’t keep a straight face as she took stock of Nicki Minaj’s recent controversy over Covid.
Minaj, 38, made headlines overnight after posting a tweet explaining that she refused to take the Covid vaccine and withdrew from her appearance at the Met Gala because the event required guests are fully vaccinated.
Edwina, 38, struggled to contain her laughter as she told viewers that Minaj’s concerns about the vaccine stemmed from a bizarre story she had heard about a “friend of a cousin in Trinidad “who would have become” impotent “as a result of the jab.
‘[Minaj] then claimed that her cousin’s friend in Trinidad had become helpless after receiving the blow, which resulted in swollen testicles and an annulled marriage, ”she said.
Although she did her best to keep a straight face, the pregnant TV presenter couldn’t help but burst out laughing hysterically.
“I’m sorry for the cousin’s friend in Trinidad who has swollen balls and an annulled marriage and it has nothing to do with Covid. Poor guy !’ she chuckled.
Sunrise co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch then said, “I’m uncomfortable with the word ‘balls’ coming out of your mouth.”
Hysterical: Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew (pictured) couldn’t keep a straight face on Wednesday as she took stock of Nicki Minaj’s recent controversy over Covid
His comment sent the entire panel into a chorus of laughter.
Edwina became so hysterical that she covered her face with both hands and had to close her eyes.
“I don’t want to think about what you just said! she shouted, adding: “I’m uncomfortable with the word ‘bloated’. ‘
Misinformation: Minaj, 38, made headlines overnight after posting a tweet explaining that she refused to take the Covid vaccine and withdrew from her appearance at the Met Gala because the event demanded that guests are fully vaccinated
Minaj drew criticism on Monday after dangerously advising his supporters to consider the “side effects” of rolling up their sleeves for the life-saving Covid vaccine.
“My cousin in Trinidad will not receive the vaccine because his friend received it and became impotent,” she tweeted.
“His testicles became swollen. Her friend was a few weeks away from getting married, now the girl has called off the wedding.
” Poor guy ! Edwina, 38, struggled to contain her laughter as she told viewers that Minaj’s concerns about the vaccine stemmed from a bizarre story she had heard about a “friend of a cousin in Trinidad “who would have become” impotent “as a result of the jab
“So just pray over it and make sure you’re comfortable with your decision, not being bullied.”
Hours later, Western Sydney Health called the singer, urging her to stick to the role she knows best.
“We promise to leave the rap to @NickiMinaj if she leaves medicine to doctors and scientists,” the department tweeted.
Misinformation: Despite Minaj’s claims, Covid-19 does not cause erectile dysfunction or swollen testicles in men. The rapper is pictured in 2019
There is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccines cause either erectile dysfunction or male infertility.
A study from the University of Miami, for example, found that the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines appeared to have no effect on the sperm production of 45 men.
In contrast, there is some evidence that the virus responsible for Covid-19 – SARS-CoV-2 – can cause fertility problems in men.
“We promise to leave the rap to Nicki Minaj if she leaves medicine to doctors and scientists”: Western Sydney Health responded to the singer, urging her to stick to the role she knows best
It is known that other viruses such as mumps can affect semen production and quality in men, while a Chinese study found widespread cell destruction in the testes of six men who died from SARS-CoV virus. 2006.
A similar study of six men who died from Covid-19 showed a decrease in sperm count in three of the men.
While research into the effects of Covid-19 on the human body remains largely provisional, on the toll of research available to date, it is safe to say that the male reproductive system is more threatened by the virus than the vaccine.
Pictured: A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Sydney earlier this month