French Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier who confirmed the study claiming Coronavirus was engineered with AIDS like insertions has succumbed to death at the age of 89.
Luc Montagnier, the French Nobel laureate who co-discovered HIV and was one of the earliest to assert that Covid-19 originated in a laboratory, as early as April 2020, has passed away at the age of 89, according to France 24.
Montagnier and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi received the Nobel Prize in 2008 for their work isolating HIV at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, according to the article. Montagnier had also been noted for his “bitter rivalry” with US researcher Robert Gallo in the identification of HIV.
In January 1983, he started working on HIV after “tissue samples arrived at the Pasteur Institute from a patient with a disease that mysteriously wrecked the immune system.”
Montagnier was, as French media described it, unfortunate for the hero in his sector, “later dismissed by the scientific community for his increasingly outlandish theories, notably on Covid-19.”
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However his “outlandish” views, as they’re still known – and which were dismissed the instant when they entered the spotlight in early 2020 – seems to have come true. Montagnier previously asserted that SARS-CoV-2 was a controlled virus that was accidently leaked from a Wuhan, China, laboratory.
He also stated at the time that the lab, which was recognized for its coronavirus research, attempted to employ one of these viruses as an HIV vector in the quest for an AIDS vaccination.
In an early 2020 conversation with Dr. Jean-François Lemoine for the Pourquoi Docteur daily podcast, Montagnier said:
Indian researchers have already tried to publish the results of the analyses that showed that this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus, & the HIV virus (AIDS virus), but they were forced to withdraw their findings as the pressure from the mainstream was too great.
In response to a tough question, Dr. Jean-François Lemoine speculated that perhaps the coronavirus under examination could have came from a patient who was HIV-positive.
“No,” says Luc Montagnier, “in order to insert an HIV sequence into this genome, molecular tools are needed, and that can only be done in a laboratory.”
Readers of GreatGameIndia would remember that after we published the results of the study, it attracted heavy criticism from social media experts to an extent that even the authors were forced to retract their paper. The Nobel laureate’s confirmation put all such amateur criticism to rest.
According to him at the time, an accident at the Wuhan laboratory would indeed be a reasonable rationale for Covid-19’s emergence. He also stated that the goal of this research was to find an AIDS vaccine.
Montagnier also anticipated that when the virus propagates, the virus’s modified parts would be removed:
Nature does not accept any molecular tinkering, it will eliminate these unnatural changes and even if nothing is done, things will get better, but unfortunately after many deaths.
Montagnier seems to have been correct about the lab leakage all along when he died two years later. What other of his claims will turn out to be correct?
“In any case, the truth always comes out, it is up to the Chinese government to take responsibility.” – Montagnier, 2020