No, the Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier didn’t say vaccinated people will die within two years.

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The Video of a renowned French virologist and Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier is getting viral on many social media platforms with a claim that he said

Claim: The video claims to be a renowned French virologist and  Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier stating that all the people who are being vaccinated will die within the next two years.

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He didn’t say “Vaccinated people will die within 2 years”

No the claims made on the viral video of French Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier are not true.

We even found out that even the official Twitter handle of the PIB fact check also clarified that the claim made on this video is fake.

During our course of the investigation, we found out that Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier does exist. More information about him can be found on his Wikipedia page. On further investigation with the help of reverse image search from the viral video’s keyframes, we got a youtube channel on which this video was uploaded.

On viewing this video we found out that it had a logo of RAIR Foundation USA embedded in the whole video.

When did a keyword search on RAIR Foundation USA we got a link to its official website which stated itself as a grass root level activist organisation and on the website we also found an article along with the viral video interview of Luc Montagnier.

In this article, it was nowhere mentioned that all the vaccinated people will die within a span of two years. This article can be accessed from this link.

We even found the complete video of this interview too and in this also there was no mention of the claims which are viral on social media platforms. The complete video can be accessed from this link.

The Nobel laureate has called mass vaccination against coronavirus during the pandemic “unthinkable” and a historic blunder that is “creating the variants” and leading to deaths from the disease. He has also raised concerns about antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).

According to the Mary Ann Liebert Coronavirus Resource Center,” virus-specific antibodies are in general considered antiviral and play an important role in controlling infections in a number of ways.

However, in some instances, the presence of specific antibodies can be beneficial to the virus. This activity is known as antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). The ADE of virus infection is a phenomenon in which virus-specific antibodies enhance the entry of the virus, and in some cases, the replication of the virus.

Thus in our investigation, the above-stated claims made on the viral video were found to be false.

 

 

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.