- 18 Oct 2020
It is a virus made in a lab, claims Dr. Monatgnier, the 2008 winner of Nobel prize in medicine. Indian researchers have already tried to publish the results of the analyses that showed that this corona virus genome contained sequences of another virus, the HIV, but they were forced to withdraw their findings as the pressure from the main stream was too great.
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The scientist behind discovery of Human Immuno Deficiency virus or HIV, Dr.Luc Monatgnier, has made starking revelations on COVID-19. Dr. Monatgnier said that unlike what many people are made to believe about the larger narrative on COVID-19 to be a zoonotic disease (a disease transmitted from animal to human), the truth however is not the same. It is a virus made in a lab, claims Dr. Monatgnier, the 2008 winner of Nobel prize in medicine. One of his claims being that the virus was accidentally released from a laboratory of Wuhan institute of Virology while trying to produce a vaccine for HIV, is a revelation that cannot be ignored. He also strongly believes that HIV RNA fragments have been found in the covid-19 genome.
• What are the concerns of Dr. Monatgnier?
“The virus was manipulated and released from the Wuhan laboratory in the last quarter of 2019”. Dr. Montagneir also added that, “in search of AIDS vaccine, the lab tried to use one of these viruses as a vector for HIV”. He also explained in a podcast interview that, “with my colleague, bio-mathematician Jean-Claude Perez, we carefully analyzed the description of the genome of this RNA virus”. A relevant question was asked that if the virus under study may have come from a HIV AIDS positive patient? The doctor put a halt to such theories denying them completely, “No, in order to insert an HIV sequence Genome, molecular tools are needed and that can only be done in a laboratory”.
Dr. Monatgnier also mentioned that “Indian researchers have already tried to publish the results of the analyses that showed that this corona virus genome contained sequences of another virus, the HIV, but they were forced to withdraw their findings as the pressure from the main stream was too great”.
He also ended on a positive note saying, “nature does not accept any molecular tinkering, it will eliminate these unnatural changes and even if nothing is done things will get better, but unfortunately after many deaths”. He also gave hope by saying that this pandemic can be brought to an end by eliminating the sequence with the help of inferring waves.
• What was mentioned in the Indian research paper that Dr. Monatgnier mentions?
The researchers in India published a research paper titled, “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag”. The researchers to their surprise found that all the 4 inserts in the 2019-nCoV or the novel Corona virus mapped to short segments of amino acids in the HIV-1 gp120 and Gag among all annotated virus proteins in the NCBI database. The paper was criticized worldwide for its amateurism. “While we appreciate the criticisms and comments provided by scientific colleagues at BioRxiv forum and elsewhere, the story has been differently interpreted and shared by social media and news platforms”, announcing this the paper was withdrawn by lead researcher Prashant Pradhan due to the large international pressure on him to do so. The point being, now that a Nobel awardee has supported his paper, the need is to introspect on the ignorance that the world has shown towards the Indian research in the past.
“This uncanny similarity of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous. Further, 3D modelling suggests that at least 3 of the unique inserts which are non-contiguous in the primary protein sequence of the 2019-nCoV spike glycoprotein converge to constitute the key components of the receptor binding site”, claimed the research paper. The research also found four inserts to be unique to nCOV-2 or the 2019-nCoV from different locations as shown in the table below.
Aligned sequences of 2019-nCoV and gp120 protein of HIV-1 with their positions in primary sequence of protein. Source : Uncanny Similarities…
The statements and findings of Dr. Monatgnier, may categorize him among the group of “conspiracy theorists”, but the doctor gave a very straight and blunt reply to that. “Conspirators are the opposite camp, hiding the truth”, he replied, hoping that someday out of conscience awakening the Chinese will submit to the truth ultimately. If it happens so and they end up correcting their mistakes, the Chinese may not yet lose the privilege to get respect from all the nations of the world. Dr. Monatgnier hopes that the Chinese government will do the right thing and take accountability of the situation because the truth will always come out at the end.’