The controversy about coronavirus, which brings life to a standstill in many parts of the world, is not stopping. The Nobel Laureate French Virologist claimed that the coronavirus was produced in a laboratory setting.
Controversies continue about coronavirus, which spread to more than 2.2 million people worldwide and killed more than 150,000 people. On the one hand, while trying to develop vaccines and drugs for COVID-19 disease caused by the virus, on the other hand, conspiracy theories are put forward that this virus was developed in a laboratory environment.
One of the names claiming that the virus was produced in the lab was Nobel Prize Winner Virologist Professor Luc Montagnier. Montagnier claimed that there were fragments of the virus that caused AIDS inside the coronavirus.
Claims that coronavirus was produced in the laboratory
Saying that there are pieces of HIV RNA in the RNA of the coronavirus, the virologist said in a statement to the French press, “In our research we came to the conclusion that this virus was changed. There is a classic virus model from the bat. VIH sections have been added on this model. ”
Montagnier says he does not know who made this change, but may have been produced in laboratories in Wuhan, which is considered the origin of the virus. The goal, the virologist states, could be to use in AIDS vaccination studies.
The claim that coronavirus was produced in the lab has been denied many times
As we said above, the claims that coronavirus is produced in laboratory settings have been raised by conspiracy theorists since the first days of the epidemic. Montagnier, who made this claim this time, is also known for his controversial issues.
Many previous studies have shown that coronavirus is transmitted to humans naturally. Many scientists around the world have stated that this new type of coronavirus is not produced in a laboratory setting.
Etienne Simon-Loriere, virologist at the Pasteur Institute, said, “This is meaningless. The parts in question also exist in other viruses in the same family, as well as other types of coronavirus in nature. If a word in one book is similar to another, can we say that this word is taken from another book? ” says.
Montagnier, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 for the discovery of the HIV virus causing AIDS, has been the target of criticism arrows in the scientific world with his anti-vaccine statements.