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Health Deputy Minister: Coronavirus Has Potential To Cause Infertility, Libido Loss

Health Deputy Minister: Coronavirus Has Potential To Cause Infertility, Libido Loss

Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care deputy minister, John Mangwiro said the coronavirus has the potential to cause infertility and loss of sex drive among both men and women, contrary to unfounded claims that life-saving vaccines were causing these side effects.

He made the remarks of Wednesday while addressing journalists attending a two-day HIV/Aids workshop in Chinhoyi. NewZimbabwe.com quotes him as saying:

 There are always prophets of doom who talk of COVID-19 vaccines as the ones that cause infertility and loss of libido. Vaccine is dead virus and it doesn’t cause these problems.

It is, in fact, the disease that can hit the ovaries in women, and in men it affects the testicles and cause infertility. The virus gives strokes, heart failure, it can eat your lungs and your liver.

He also indicated that the potent COVID-19 virus, and not the life-saving vaccines, could also result in acute renal failure, and sufferers end up needing dialysis treatment.

Mangwiro appealed to the media to clear myths, misinformation, disinformation and fake news about vaccines as the country pushes to attain 60% herd immunity by December 31, 2021.

His remarks are consistent with the findings of research that was conducted in Israel last year. The Jerusalem Post, reported that the study published in the journal of Fertility and Sterility had concluded that COVID-19 could cause male infertility by damaging testicular cells that produce sperms.

Researchers in Israel, where the research was conducted, claimed that sperm motility — or its ability to move by itself — was also hampered while sperm counts of infected men halved 30 days after they were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Professor Allan Pacey, an andrologist at the University of Sheffield and former chair of the British Fertility Society told MailOnline he wouldn’t be surprised if coronavirus caused a temporary drop in sperm production. He said:

People who get coronavirus are probably quite unwell, even influenza will cause a decline in sperm count temporarily.

The question is whether it is permanent and whether it is recoverable.

Early this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) dismissed reports that suggested that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility in both women and men saying they are mere conspiracy theories and false unscientific claims.

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9 Comments

Uthando Graca Mlambo 6 months ago

Oh dear.


Skuleskule 6 months ago

And I hope the vaccines will real not turn out to be chinhu chinenjodzi later on that people will regret. Because chabaya ichi I hope hachizotyokeri vanhu vakazodemba kuti dai takaziwa hedu tisina kubaiwa. Apa pane nyaya apa.


Hongko3°^∆ 6 months ago

Vaccination it is behind something the truth WL cum Tru soon stay tuned......


Skuleskule 6 months ago

Say that again.

Whitehead 6 months ago

There is no smoke without fire, what ever the experts say chances of side effects are there


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Dr Yhirai Hakim Gutierrez 6 months ago

Seems like people are misinformed & lack adequate knowledge about the vaccine. Such claims can fuel vaccine hesitancy


Shaman 6 months ago

myths, misinformation, disinformation and fake news about vaccines & this so called pandemic which has a 96% recovery rate will not convince anyone to get vaccinated either.


Madala Banda 6 months ago

No longer the same? Kureva kuti yakunyanya kunakisa here kkkkkk padorn me jus had a laugh of today...!!!!!

Whitehead 6 months ago

Just like the myth of kuchecheudzwa many ladies are now complaining that it's no longer the same


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