Japanese Nobel laureate – Tasuku Honjo
Tasuku Honjo is a Japanese physician-scientist and immunologist.
He won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and
is best known for his identification of programmed
cell death protein.
Original text ⇒ HERE
On 27 April 2020, Honjo published a statement saying that he was “greatly saddened” that his name, and the name of Kyoto University, have been used to spread misinformation.
In the wake of the pain, economic loss, and unprecedented global suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am greatly saddened that my name and that of Kyoto University have been used to spread false accusations and misinformation.
This is a time for all of us, especially those of us devoting our careers to the forefronts of scientific research, to work together to fight this common enemy. We cannot delay one moment in this effort to save the lives of our fellow humans. At this stage, when all of our energies are needed to treat the ill, prevent the further spread of sorrow, and plan for a new beginning, the broadcasting of unsubstantiated claims regarding the origins of the disease is dangerously distracting.
This University devotes itself to furthering the wellbeing of humanity based on a principal of harmonious coexistence with the natural environment. It is my enduring pleasure and honor to support this aim to my fullest. Let us keep our eyes on the highest goals attainable by our species.
Honjo did NOT work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, he did not say that COVID-19 was “invented” or “man-made,” and the Twitter account posting similar claims does not belong to the Nobel Prize winner. In addition, this rumour is all based on the unfounded notion that COVID-19 was created as a bioweapon…
Most likely ⇒ HERE