Luc Montagnier has expressed his concern about vaccines, but he did not say that vaccinated people would die.
A social media post has gone viral claiming that French Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has said that all vaccinated people will die within two years. His purported statement has left many on the internet startled as countries are trying to increase the vaccination rates. However, we found that the statement is wrongly attributed to the Nobel Laureate. Luc had recently given an interview to a U.S.-based grassroots and investigative organization called RAIR Foundation. The full transcript of the interview is published on the RAIR website, which clarified that some are trying to discredit Luc's valid scientific observations about the vaccine and said it's an outright misrepresentation of his words. In the interview, the professor said that the vaccine program for the coronavirus was an “unacceptable mistake” and is creating variants leading to more deaths. He has also expressed concerns about antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). He further said that persons who have got the vaccines are creating the variants that are resistant to the vaccine, However, WHO and many other health authorities have claimed that the vaccines are safe against COVID-19, and changes or mutations in the virus should not make vaccines completely ineffective. Despite making some controversial statements during his interview with the RAIR Foundation, Luc Montagnier has not said that people vaccinated against COVID-19 will die within two years. Such quotes attributed to him on some social media posts are baseless and not true. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.