Vaccinated people die in 2 years? False viral message sets social media on storm; Fact Check

A message purportedly made by virologist and Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier that the vaccination leads to more deaths has been making the rounds with a claim that those vaccinated will die in two years.

The message is going viral on WhatsApp and a link to Lifesitenews adds authenticity to the claim. is included. Here’s the message we received on Whatsapp:

It said:
“All Vaccinated people will die within 2 years: Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier has confirmed that there is no chance of survival for people who have received any form of the vaccine. In the shocking interview, the world’s top virologist stated blankly: there is no hope, and no possible treatment for those who have been vaccinated already. We must be prepared to incinerate the bodies. The scientific genius backed claims of other pre eminent virologists after studying the constituents of the vaccine. They will all die from antibody dependent enhancement. Nothing more can be said.”

“It’s an enormous mistake, isn’t it? A scientific error as well as a medical error. It is an unacceptable mistake. The history books will show that, because it is the vaccination that is creating the variants. Many epidemiologists know it and are “silent” about the problem known as “antibody-dependent enhancement,” Montagnier said, according to the message.



Fact check

The article published by Life Site News on May 19 with the headline: “Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants.” It was sourced from US-based RAIR Foundation and Montagnier’s interview originally published on French website Planet 360.

Though Montagnier is a known advocate of anti-vaccine groups, nowhere in his interview did he say that vaccinated people will die in two years. He never said that “there is no hope and no possible treatment for those who have been vaccinated already. We must be prepared to incinerate the bodies.” We found that the claim was attributed to him wrongly in the article that has gone viral on WhatsApp.

Four Claims

Essentially, there are four claims in this message. Claim 1 and 2 categorically say that anyone who is vaccinated will die in two years and attributed it to Montagnier. But he did not make any such statements.

The message says the Covid-19 has exploded after vaccination. In the US, 70,000 people died from March to May period after vaccination whereas nearly 250,000 died in three months before the vaccine. See the graph of Johns Hopkins monitoring centre’s graph here:

In addition, the message claims that vaccines give way to new variants but all the major variants from UK, US, South Africa, Brazil, and India had emerged before the mass vaccination drive. Usually variants emerge randomly when virus is spreading. Once the virus spread is ended, it usually leads to end the variant risk.

Another powerful claim made in the message was that the vaccines will cause Antibody dependent enhancement (ADE). In the US, more than 17 million people vaccinated, but experts denied that they have encountered any case of ADE.

The Current Vaccine Data: Any Sign of ADE?

So now the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines have been rolled out in many parts of the world, along with the AstraZeneca/Oxford, Gamaleya, and CanSino adenovirus vector vaccines. Those look to be joined soon by J&J’s adenovirus vector and Novavax’s recombinant protein subunit vaccines, and likely more after that. So here’s the key question: did any of these show ADE hints during their development? And are any of them showing signs of it now?

The short answers: they did not. And they are not,” says Derek Lowe in his blog published in Science Translational Medicine.


Claim: Vaccinated people will die within 2 years.

Conclusion: Montagnier, a Nobel laureate and a known advocate of anti-vaccine groups was wrongly attributed.

Our rating: Totally False —

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at or

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