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Luc Montagnier: Here’s what Pakistani WhatsApp users need to know about the Noble laureate

After misleading thousands of people in India, a ‘viral WhatsApp’ message attributed to Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier regarding coronavirus vaccine has started circulating in Pakistan.

The message says, “Nobel Prize Winner 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 top virologist stated blankly: “there is no hope, and no possible treatment for those who have been vaccinated already. We must be prepared to incinerate the bodies.” The scientific genius backed claims of other pre eminent virologists after studying the constituents of the vaccine. “They will all die from antibody dependent enhancement. Nothing more can be said.

“It’s an enormous mistake, isn’t it? A scientific error as well as a medical error. It is an unacceptable mistake,” Montagnier said in an interview translated and published by the RAIR Foundation USA yesterday. “The history books will show that, because it is the vaccination that is creating the variants.”

Many epidemiologists know it and are “silent” about the problem known as “antibody-dependent enhancement,” Montagnier said.

Who is Luc Montagnier?

He is a French virologist, who co-discovered the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 1983 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008.

Did Montagnier say what is being attributed to him in the viral message?

According to The Print, he didn’t say what the WhatsApp message claims he said and the message being spread is fake and debunked by many.

The publication said Luc Montagnier has recently taken a decisive turn away from the fabled ‘scientific temper’ and grabbed headlines for promoting baseless claims about vaccination, homoeopathy and most recently, Covid-19.

The scientist had claimed that Covid-19 was a man-made virus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. he supported controversial theories like ‘DNA emits electro-magnetic waves’, and tried to give credibility to anti-vaxxers. A year after winning the Nobel Prize, he claimed that a “good immune system” is enough to protect one from AIDS.

Experts have warned against spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus vaccine as it can undermine the battle against the deadly virus that still continues to kill thousands of people in India on daily basis.

Pakistani social media and WhatsApp groups are also flooded with the fake WhatsApp message quoting Luc Montagnier.

While the spread of the coronavirus seems to have been brought under control in Pakistan by introducing strict restrictions, vaccination is the only way to win the battle against the deadly disease.

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