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Paper Suggests it Causes Autism – HotAir

I have tried to avoid the whole vaccine/autism controversy because, well, the data as presented doesn’t seem to back it up.

I’m not saying it’s true, and after the past three years of gaslighting, I am much more skeptical of anything the medical establishment tells me. Still, the evidence for the vaccine/autism connection seems confounded by a lot of variables, and a lot of people I trust downplay the risks.

But this latest paper in Neurochemical Research provides substantial evidence that, at least for the COVID-19 vaccine, there is likely a strong connection between the development of autism and the vaccine.

The study–admittedly done in mice and not humans–has found that the inflammation response of the body to the mRNA vaccine increases the risk of autism in children. If true, the mechanism in question isn’t the same as claimed in classic vaccines, which are based on a very different technological base.

No doubt the vaccine fanatics will automatically dismiss the connection between the mRNA “vaccines” and autism based on their prior “debunkings” of earlier claims regarding standard vaccines. Even if their claims regarding standard vaccines are true, mRNA “vaccines” are fundamentally different in kind from what has come before.

Safety of the mRNA vaccines must be conducted on their own, not rely on previous, unrelated studies.

Concerns have arisen about the potential neurodevelopmental implications of these vaccines, especially in susceptible groups such as pregnant women and their offspring. This study aimed to investigate the gene expression of WNT, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels, specific cytokines, m-TOR expression, neuropathology, and autism-related neurobehavioral outcomes in a rat model. Pregnant rats received the COVID-19 mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine during gestation. Subsequent evaluations on male and female offspring included autism-like behaviors, neuronal counts, and motor performance. Molecular techniques were applied to quantify WNT and m-TOR gene expressions, BDNF levels, and specific cytokines in brain tissue samples. The findings were then contextualized within the extant literature to identify potential mechanisms. Our findings reveal that the mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine significantly alters WNT gene expression and BDNF levels in both male and female rats, suggesting a profound impact on key neurodevelopmental pathways. Notably, male rats exhibited pronounced autism-like behaviors, characterized by a marked reduction in social interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior. Furthermore, there was a substantial decrease in neuronal counts in critical brain regions, indicating potential neurodegeneration or altered neurodevelopment. Male rats also demonstrated impaired motor performance, evidenced by reduced coordination and agility. Our research provides insights into the effects of the COVID-19 mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine on WNT gene expression, BDNF levels, and certain neurodevelopmental markers in a rat model. More extensive studies are needed to confirm these observations in humans and to explore the exact mechanisms. A comprehensive understanding of the risks and rewards of COVID-19 vaccination, especially during pregnancy, remains essential.

The study of the effects of the vaccine on rats has benefits and downsides. The downside is obvious: they are rats, not humans. Of course safety studies of the COVID vaccine were done in mice, so it’s pretty hard for COVID jab advocates to make too big a stink about that.

The benefit? Unlike human beings, you can kill and dissect them to understand the processes. The study doesn’t just rely on observation, as in humans, but can collect biological data.

And the biological data detects real changes in the brain, which isn’t subject to the potential biases of merely observational data.

And, lest you forget, COVID vaccine safety was never established for pregnant women or infants. It is just assumed.

One study is not exactly a large body of evidence, so we have no “proof” that the COVID-19 vaccine causes autism in rodents or humans.

What it does prove is that the public health establishment rushed into–and continues to push–vaccination of pregnant women and children without regard to he potential harms.

This is part of a larger pattern–the triumph of expert opinion over solid evidence leading to real or potentially disastrous results. In just the past few weeks, we have seen admissions that recommendations were made without a shred of scientific backing, claims were based on hope and not evidence, and key public health officials made decisions without considering the consequences. The backtracking started a while back, but it was excuse-making, not apologies.

Pro-vaccine activists will attack this study as fueling “misinformation,” but it takes a lot of gall to make that claim. Deborah Birx and Rochelle Walensky have both claimed that they said false things out of “hope” that they were true, and I think we can all hope that the COVID vaccine doesn’t cause autism in children.

But trust people who base recommendations and mandates on “hope?”

Not a chance. The triumph of hope over reality exists only in the minds of fools.

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