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.
All vaccinated people will die within 2 years.
Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has confirmed that there is no chance of survival for people who have received any form of the vaccine. In the shocking interview, the world's leading virologist stated bluntly: "There is no hope…" pic.twitter.com/d9Y0i8TV7A
— Cecilia (@Ceciliafields) May 24, 2021
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.
An image allegedly quoting a French Nobel Laureate on #COVID19 vaccines is circulating on social media
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 25, 2021
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.
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.