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Virulent anti-vaccine critic and Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier passes away

Luc Montagnier, the French virologist, Nobel laureate and vehement vaccine critic has died. He was 89. He passed away on February 8 at a hospital in a suburb of Paris.

Published: February 11, 2022, 10:14 am

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    The scientist from the Pasteur Institute in Paris shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Germany’s Harald zur Hausen. He will be remembered as a scientist who spoke the truth to power.

    Critic of vaccines for children

    Already on November 7, 2017, Montagnier participated with Henri Joyeux in a press conference where he agreed with several arguments of the anti-vaccine speakers which were hotly refuted by the medical community at the time. He said vaccines were responsible for sudden infant death syndrome and announced that he had “a US legal file concerning a baby who died in the United States after being vaccinated” because adjuvants based on aluminum salt were “responsible for an immune storm in infants”.

    He added that the “paracetamol which we give to infants when they have a reaction to the vaccine, is poison”.

    A hundred academicians of science and medicine co-signed a column following this event, stating that Montagnier “was using his Nobel Prize to disseminate, outside the scope of his competence, messages dangerous to health, in defiance ethics which should govern science and medicine”.

    According to the Swiss Medical Review, the professor — “seduced by the irrational” — was “disowned by the Institut Pasteur, of which he is still professor emeritus, and denounced by the National Academy of Medicine, of which he is still a member without ever setting foot there”.

    For French daily Le Figaro, Montagnier had “signed his scientific death warrant” after his declarations on the memory of water, or those on Africans and HIV.

    But Montagnier persisted in attacking vaccinations: “Some children die 24 hours after being vaccinated. We still have the right to wonder about this temporal correlation. It’s just common sense. Even if we cannot demonstrate causality, there is a temporal relationship.”

    HIV Aids

    In the 2009 documentary House of Numbers Montagnier denied the causal relationship of HIV to AIDS, saying that with a good immune system, supported by good antioxidant nutrition, the body defends itself better against viral attacks and that one can “be exposed to HIV several times without being chronically infected” if one has a “good” immune system.

    The un-cut footage from the documentary revealed the truth about AIDS  because nutrition, not expensive medication, was actually the answer.

    “I believe this is one of the ways to approach the problem to decrease the rate of transmission. I believe you can be exposed to HIV multiple times without becoming chronically infected. If you have a good immune system, it will get rid of the virus in a few weeks. And that is also the problem of Africans: their food is not very balanced, they are under oxidative stress, even if they are not infected with HIV. Basically, their immune system is not working well, and therefore can allow the virus to enter the body and stay there.”

    Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    In April 2020, Luc Montagnier hypothesized that the severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2, the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic, “came out of a Chinese laboratory with HIV DNA”. A sequence of the virus of human immunodeficiency was introduced into the genome of the Coronavirus in an attempt to justify a vaccine.

    This thesis was agian hotly refuted by the “scientific community” because the sequences “are very small elements that are found in other viruses of the same family, other Coronaviruses in nature. These are pieces of the genome which in fact resemble a lot of sequences in the genetic material of bacteria, viruses and plants,” the pharma shill and virologist Étienne Simon-Lorière from the Institut Pasteur maintained.

    However, according to an analysis published on March 17, 2020, in the journal Nature Medicine by a group of researchers from five different universities (Columbia, Scripps, Edinburgh, Sydney and New Orleans), SARS-CoV-2 “it is currently impossible to prove or disprove [other theories]”.

    According to the newspaper Le Monde, only “conspiracy theories relayed among others by Professor Luc Montagnier suggest human intervention”.

    Luc Montagnier also stated in the documentary Hold-up that “it was vaccination that created the variants”.

    Public commitments

    In his youth, Montagnier was a communist and member of the French Communist Party (PCF).

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