Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj caused a bit of a storm on Twitter when she tweeted to her 22.5 million followers that she was not vaccinated and was still doing research to decide if she should get the shot. In the replies she was viciously attacked, but some people shared their stories about vaccine side-effects including this one which she retweeted: Nicki Minaj @NICKIMINAJI’m sorry babe. Omg https://t.co/Oy1ep9KOvSCONOR✨ @NM4_conorMy father got the vaccine, got a blood clot in his left eye became blind and ended up in hospital the same week with covid 😑 https://t.co/lOJFoG2QwuSeptember 13th 20211,308 Retweets14,238 Likes
This is a truly horrific story which also triggered some people immediately to come to the defense of Big Pharma. denaille @Iamdenaillee@NM4_conor okay and so did my mom but she had a history of blood clots. becoming blind is not a side effect of the vaccines stop spreading false information.September 13th 20213 Retweets329 Likes
One person posted a link to a CNBC article claiming that blood clot risks from COVID are much higher than from the vaccines. Tennis, the Return. @Selftoken@NM4_conor Way more likely to have been caused by COVID-19 than the vaccine, fella. Covid — not vaccination — presents biggest blood clot risk, large study findsThe risk of rare blood clotting is significantly higher as a result of catching Covid-19 than it is from being vaccinated against the virus, a major study has found.cnbc.comSeptember 13th 202111 Retweets158 Likes
I hadn’t seen this before and it piqued my interest so I decided to take a look. I discovered that CNBC was not the only news outlet to report this. The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Guardian, BBC, and several others published more or less the same story.