Vaccines conspiracy theory is not a new topic. People have been talking a lot about theories like vaccines are tools to end humanity, they will cause infertility, and what not since its rollout. Somebody even said that governments are planning to include a microchip in the Covid vaccine. Do you know what else is not new? Celebrities tweeting shits that they do not know anything about! Combine both of this stupidity and BOOM!! ... we have our today's story.
Nicky Minaj tweeted on 14th September that her cousin's friend got vaccinated and he is now impotent. His testicles became swollen.
"My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied." She wrote.
A famous ESPN reporter Allison Williams also recently quit her job because she did not want to get vaccinated while she was trying to conceive. So is there any connection between infertility, erectile dysfunction, and the vaccine? Let’s talk briefly about all this in this article after taking a moment to feel sorry for the guy whose sexual disability is now known to the world.
Let's first debunk the myth that Nicki spread. There is no evidence to support her theory. Scientists and doctors are constantly saying that vaccine has nothing to do with one's sexual ability or disability. A guy in the comment on her tweet wrote,
"Sorry, this is not a side effect of the vaccine. It is called a hydrocele. In adults, the two primary causes are injury or STD (chlamydia or gonorrhea). Probably your cousin's friend was taking one last marriage fling, picked up an STD, & is blaming vaccines. He needs an MD, stat".
Trinidad and Tobago health minister did a press conference in which he said that his people spent the day finding this impotent friend of her but they did not find any evidence. "Unfortunately we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. As far as we know, there is no such incident reported either side effect or adverse event. It wasted our time yesterday trying to track down because we take all these claims seriously" said Trinidad'd health minister in the press conference.
Fact: Covid-19 disease may cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and NOT the vaccine
It has been seen that patients that get infected with Covid-19 are experiencing 6 times higher compared to the normal erectile dysfunction. There are mainly 3 reasons for this problem:
- The Covid virus itself leads to endothelial dysfunction. As a result of endothelial dysfunction, there is arterial dysfunction which decreases the release of Nitric Oxide leading to a decrease in the erection hardness.
- In Covid disease, patients are mostly isolated. This makes them suffer mentally a lot. This leads to psychogenic erectile dysfunction. Patients require a lot of counseling and social comfort to overcome psychogenic erectile dysfunction.
- During the Covid, many organs are affected. It affects hearts kidneys and others. Stress level is also high. So overall poor health condition also leads to erectile dysfunction.
Concerns about the reproductive health in women
The most popular myth about the female reproductive system is that protein found in the placenta, syncytin-1, has a construction related to the spike protein of the COVID-19 virus, which the Covid vaccine aims. Some people falsely believe that since COVID-19 antibodies attack the virus, they might also attack that protein in the placenta.
However, the experts say that there is no evidence to support this hypothesis. The protein and the virus are not very similar structurally, so there's no way the vaccine could attack this protein. So if it was the case that antibodies attack the placenta, then you would expect to see a much higher rate of pregnancy complications in corona-positive pregnant women.
There are some similarities. But in analysis, researchers in Poland and the US found those similarities are way too small to risk confusing the immune system. There is no plausible biological mechanism by which mRNA vaccines can interfere with a woman's reproductive system. mRNA vaccines do not cause infertility.
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence indicating the safety and effectiveness of Covid vaccines, some people are still nervous about being vaccinated. Then there are people who want to stop others from getting Covid vaccines by lying, putting out misinformation, or distorting known facts.
Laboratory studies, animal studies, and even real-world human studies have refused the idea that the Covid vaccines cause infertility in either men or women. No data have suggested an increased risk of miscarriage.
So roll up your sleeves and go get vaccinated as soon as possible!!