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Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier claims Coronavirus to be man-made

The world is witnessing beliefs revolving around opinions that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had its origin from nature while others claim it to be a man-made disaster leaving it a question to be still debatable.

The coronavirus, known to be existing since 1930s is an acute respiratory infection which  has been spreading like wildfire across the planet claiming over 165,000 lives.

Luc Montagnier, a Nobel prize winner, the co-discoverer of the HIV who spoke to the French news channel said that the deadly coronavirus is not natural and has been created in laboratories as a vaccine to fight AIDS. He claims that there might have been an industrial accident in the Chinese city of Wuhan which might have led to the outbreak of the pandemic.

His fresh claim on the coronavirus, however, received criticism from scientists, including his colleagues.

Even the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump and the secretary of the state, Mike Pompeo claimed allegations against China by stating that they have deliberately started the virus leaks.

However many other scientists and virologists have contradicted with this statement and stated that these claims do not make any sense and declared that there was no base to such allegations.

The director of maximum-security laboratory in Wuhan where the virus was first active states that it is impossible that the virus was created in the laboratories of Wuhan and said that the virus likely jumped from an animal to humans in the market.

Professor Montagnier was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the identification of AIDS virus, with his colleague professor Françoise Barre-Sinoussi.



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