A viral WhatsApp message claims Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier said that there is no chance of survival for people who have received any of the COVID vaccines. The message attributes multiples quotes to him and shares a link to an article by lifesitenews.com to back the claim. Additionally, a link to Montagnier’s Wikipedia page is also shared.
According to the official website of the Nobel Prize, French virologist Luc Montagnier was awarded for his contribution to the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2008, however, he has since been in the news for expressing pseudoscientific sentiments. French outlet Science Feedback reported last year that Montagnier inaccurately claimed that the novel coronavirus is man-made and contains genetic material from HIV.
Alt News noticed that the article titled Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants’ by Life Site News does not attribute quote — “There is no hope and no possible treatment for those who have been vaccinated already. We must be prepared to incinerate the bodies” — mentioned in the WhatsApp text to Montagnier. The article was published on May 19.