Morning Jolt: Nicki Minaj Causes the Establishment to Go DEFCON One

On the menu today: More than I ever thought I would write about Nicki Minaj! The hip-hop star offered a spectacularly implausible claim about her cousin's friend's reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, and this drove the public-health, media, and political authorities to DEFCON-One-level denunciations — vividly illustrating the establishment/anti-establishment dynamic in our culture, and illuminating how establishment health experts are putting enormous effort into an attempt to persuade the kinds of people who instinctively reject the recommendations of establishment health experts.

Nicki Minaj, the Unexpected Scourge of the American Public-Health and Political Establishment

Do I believe that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend in Trinidad received a COVID-19 vaccine and then developed swollen testicles and became impotent? Let's just say I am going to wait for the full review in The Lancet medical journal before drawing any firm conclusions. I also might want a second opinions from the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature, Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, and Dr. Ruth ...

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Nicki Minaj Causes the Establishment to Go DEFCON One

On the menu today: More than I ever thought I would write about Nicki Minaj! The hip-hop star offered a spectacularly implausible claim about her cousin's friend's reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, and this drove the public-health, media, and political authorities to DEFCON-One-level denunciations — vividly illustrating the establishment/anti-establishment dynamic in our culture, and illuminating how establishment health experts are putting enormous effort into an attempt to persuade the kinds of people who instinctively reject the recommendations of establishment health experts.

Nicki Minaj, the Unexpected Scourge of the American Public-Health and Political Establishment

Do I believe that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend in Trinidad received a COVID-19 vaccine and then developed swollen testicles and became impotent? Let's just say I am going to wait for the full review in The Lancet medical journal before drawing any firm conclusions. I also might want a second opinions from the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature, Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, and Dr. Ruth ...   READ MORE

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