Recently a message tweeted by Nobel Prize winner French virologist Luc Montagnier is becoming viral on WhatsApp. According to him, ‘COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years. After his statements, a fearful environment has spread throughout the globe.
People started questioning is it true that COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years? We have come up with a detailed digging. So, keep reading to find whether it’s true or not?
How is this news claiming COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years spread?
In an interview, a Nobel Prize winner virologist claimed that there is less or no chance among vaccinated people to survive. Furthermore, he said all ‘ vaccinated people will die within 2 years due to antibody-defendant enhancement (ADE).
ADE is a condition in which only non-neutralizing antibodies are functional, making us more susceptible to disease. There are two types of antibodies in our body- neutralizing (that binds and prevents the viral infection) and non-neutralizing (only bind but does not prevent it).
Moreover, the viral message claims many epidemiologists are also aware of this threat but are doing nothing. This message is rapidly forwarded many times in WhatsApp and also in different social media. Similarly, many people who are against vaccines forwarded and promoted Luc Montagnier’s video.
The reality behind the news- ‘COVID-19 people will die within two years’
After spreading this news, several scientists criticized Luc’s video claiming ‘vaccine will create new variants and conditions will be lethal among vaccinated people. As his statements are entirely fact less and misleading. To support his claim false here are some facts:
1. No ADE generation in tested animals
Luc claimed that vaccinated people will die within 2 years due to ADE response is a total blunder as the vaccine before its release has been tested for ADE several times on animals. But there is no evidence of ADE in each case. Till now, there are no clinical reports of ADE in vaccinated people.
2. Mutation in the virus is very common.
After the rumor, many scientists and epidemiologists frequently pointed out that viral mutation is very common. Therefore, the statement all vaccinated people will die within two years is entirely fake news.
3. Vaccines check the replication of mutants in our bodies.
Furthermore, the rumor claiming production of new variant after vaccination is also explained by scientists. In a virus, new variants are produced only when it undergoes mutations. For mutation, the virus has to replicate inside our body.
More multiplication in our body means more chances of mutation. But the vaccine can minimize the replication and help in lessening the mutations invariants. Thus vaccine prevents the emergence of new variants rather than acclaimed as a rumor.
4. Many prestigious virologists and scientists criticized COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years
As COVID-19 is a viral pandemic disease, and till now, there is no cure for it. So, the only practical way is to build our resistance by strengthening our immune system. And, the vaccine has been released only after a long research and detailed analysis. Though it has some mild to severe side effects, it is entirely safe in the long run.
A great virologist Dr. T Jacob John from Vellore said that the WhatsApp message – COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years is fake. He suggested people take the COVID-19 vaccine in time as it is safe.
Similarly, a neurologist, Dr. Sumaiya Sheikh, twitted, claiming Luc Montagnier’s message is false. He further added the vaccine would boost your immunity by preventing viral replication, making it safe.
Summing all up,
In this situation, when we all are suffering from COVID-19 cruelty, make sure to validate any news before trusting. The false claim that COVID-19 vaccinated people will die within two years rose fear and anxiety among people. Therefore, we all should follow authentic sources for information collection!
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