A friend, Ashmedai, highlighted a fascinating animal study, which found that giving pregnant rats the Pfizer Covid vaccine induced ‘autism-like’ traits in the male pups born after such vaccination.
The placebo-controlled study was published in Neurochemical Research.
The researchers set out to evaluate the effects of Covid vaccination on rats during pregnancy to see the effect on the 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.
To their dismay, the scientists indeed found profound disturbances in the neurodevelopment of pups born to rat mothers vaccinated during gestation:
Compared to the control group of rats injected with harmless saline solution, pups born to Covid-vaccinated mothers displayed a decrease in neuronal counts, a marked reduction in social interaction, and abnormal, repetitive patterns of behaviour. The study authors rightly call that autism-like behaviours.
Researchers used well-accepted tests of rat development to evaluate their sociability and novelty tolerance.