Fake news alert: Nobel laureate Luc didn’t say Covid vaccine recipients will die in 2-years

FRANCE: As if the panic created by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic was not enough, a viral statement attributed to French virologist and Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has left people startled and scared.

According to the statement, all those who have vaccinated themselves for coronavirus will die within two years. A clip of Luc’s interview is being circulated on social media in which he’s seen questioning the idea of vaccinating people during the plague.

He said, “It’s unthinkable to vaccinate during the epidemic. They’re silent. It is the antibodies produced by the virus that enable the infection to become stronger. It is what we call antibody-dependent enhancement, which means antibodies favor a certain infection. It is clear that the new variants are created by antibody-mediated selection due to the vaccination,” Luc said during an interview.

A Twitter user shared the video with the caption: 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…”

MM News has found that though Luc had called the idea of vaccinating masses during the pandemic an unacceptable medical error and raised concern about antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), he hasn’t said anything like all people who got themselves vaccinated for Covid-19 will die within two years.

Several websites and newspapers have also published reports based on this claim. However, we did not find any such statement attributed to Luc in the interview.

What Luc said?

Luc had called mass vaccination against COVID-19 during the plague “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.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has also refuted the claim, calling it fake.