Right now there is a lot of concern in the field of neurology and neuroscience of the observation that women who develop the flu during the second trimester of their pregnancy, there’s a very high incidence of their child growing up to develop schizophrenia or autism… and so that led to this idea, well, we should vaccinate all pregnant women against the flu.
Well, what I discovered in the research was that, in fact, the virus does not transfer from the mother into the baby’s brain, so it’s not the virus that’s causing the brain to change and produce schizophrenia and autism. What it is is when the mother’s immune system reacts to the virus, the immune chemicals, called cytokines, transfer through her placenta into the baby, and it’s the cytokines—the immune reaction—of her body that causes the destruction of the baby’s brain and the altered development of the baby’s brain.
So now you’re saying, a small percentage of women are going to get the flu during the flu season, during that second trimester of pregnancy, but what we’re going to do, we’re going to stimulate the immunity of every woman. So what we’re probably going to see in 20 years from now is a tremendous increase in schizophrenia and in autism.
— Russell Blaylock, MD, retired neurosurgeon
Russell Blaylock, MD. How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development. Published on YouTube by the Vaccination Information Network June 12, 2013.