French Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier, the virologist who discovered HIV and who said in 2020 that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was created in a lab, has died.
Montagnier went on the record in spring 2020, claiming SARS-CoV-2 was "the result of an attempt to manufacture a vaccine against HIV in a Chinese lab."
A European Parliament post about Montagnier's allegations quoted him as saying, "It was produced by a laboratory. It is what is known as a recombinant … It's a very meticulous job. You could say a clockwork of sequences. There is enormous pressure for everything that is at the origin of the virus to be hidden."
Montagnier also openly criticized U.S. President Joe Biden's COVID vaccine mandates.