Statements by Montagnier, Nobel prize winner, on the origins of the coronavirus
Question for written answer E-002429/2020
to the Commission
Silvia Sardone (ID)
French professor Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel prize in 2008 for his work on the HIV virus as cause of the Aids epidemic, maintains that the coronavirus is a manipulated virus. He has stated: ‘It was produced by a laboratory. It is what is known as a recombinant, perhaps produced by a Chinese laboratory. It was a job for molecular biologists. 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’.
Can the Commission answer the following questions:
- 1.Is it able to clarify whether the coronavirus is a natural virus, the result of a laboratory error, or a manipulated virus?
- 2.Is there any scientific evidence to back up Montagnier’s claims?
- 3.Has it asked China to clarify, unequivocally, the causes of the spread of the virus?