Fact Check: Viral post claims Nobel laureate said all vaccinated people will die within 2 years

By Rajan Nath - May 26, 2021 1:05 pm

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, a post started making rounds on the Internet which shows French Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier claiming that all vaccinated people will die within 2 years.

The viral post reads: "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."

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COVID-19 vaccination: A post making rounds on Internet showing Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier claiming all vaccinated people will die within 2 years.

It added: "In a shocking interview the world's leading virologist stated bluntly that there was no hope and no possible treatment for those who have already been vaccinated."

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COVID-19 vaccination: A post making rounds on Internet showing Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier claiming all vaccinated people will die within 2 years.

Meanwhile, the Press Information Bureau of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday (May 25) stated that the claim made in a post circulating on social media about COVID-19 vaccination is absolutely FAKE.

COVID-19 vaccination: A post making rounds on Internet showing Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier claiming all vaccinated people will die within 2 years.

“An image allegedly quoting a French Nobel Laureate on COVID-19 vaccines is circulating on social media. The claim in the image is FAKE. COVID-19 vaccine is completely safe. Do not forward this image,” PIB tweeted.

The government of India has been asserting that COVID-19 vaccines are completely safe and have been crucial in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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