French scientist Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize recipient for discovering the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) believes that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a lab creation. He weighed in the controversy about the origin of the deadly virus — and he came up with brave conclusion.
In an interview with CNews in France, Montagnier insisted that the virus had been designed by molecular biologists, stating that it contains genetic elements of HIV, and that its characteristics could not have arisen naturally. However, when he was asked what could be these ‘experts’ goal, he said that it wasn’t clear, leaving a emotive, meaty statement: “My job is to expose the facts.”
For Montagnier, the creation of COVID-19 could possibly a failed attempt in finding a vaccine for AIDS. But he said that the lab virus is “a professional job… a very meticulous job,” describing its genome as being a “clockwork of sequences.”
“There’s a part which is obviously the classic virus, and there’s another mainly coming from the bat, but that part has added sequences, particularly from HIV–the AIDS virus,” he said.
COVID-19: The Origin
Recently, US President Donald Trump’s threat of new tariffs against Beijing, claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
On the other hand, Montagnier firmly believes that the search of the true origin of the deadly virus will take a long time.
In fact, he inferred that the allegedly man-made virus, whose genome consists of a “clockwork of sequences” and includes elements of HIV, could not have been assembled by amateurs.
On April 3, Bloomberg reported that the global cost of COVID-19 was estimated to be at $4.1 trillion.
A CNBC report on April 9 predicted that the resulting coronavirus depression would be bigger than the one in 2008, and would bled the world of up to $20 trillion or more.
As of May 1, 2020 the global total of COVID-19 cases was at 3,308,233 with 234,105 deaths and 1,042,819 recoveries.