Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH
Professor Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH, served as the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) between 2013 and 2021, where he led Israel's effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Prof. Shapira is also the founder and head of the Department of Military Medicine of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and IDF Medical Corps. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University in Israel.

Shapira previously served as Deputy Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization and as the Director of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health. He is a Full Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and served as the IDF Head of Trauma Branch.

He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is the editor of Essentials of Terror Medicine, Best Practice for Medical Management of Terror Incidents, and Medical Response to Terror Threats.

Last week, Twitter censored Prof. Shapira — who was "physically injured" after his third Pfizer vaccine — and forced him to remove a post which said: "Monkey pox cases were rare for years. During the last years a single case was documented in Israel. It is well established the mRNA vaccines affect the natural immune system. A monkey pox outbreak following massive covid vaccination: *Is not a coincidence."


Prof. Shapira, who started his Twitter account in January 2022, has grown increasingly critical of the mRNA vaccines since he first denounced the Israeli Genesis Award for being delivered to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.

On January 18, 2022, Shapira said (translated from Hebrew by Google): "The Israeli Genesis Award was given to the CEO of Pfizer, so wretched. Instead of giving it to an Israeli scientist, and all this for a mediocre, short-acting vaccine that yielded Pfizer a profit of billions, a wretched and exiled one. Bourla will be appointed the King of Israel now. Let me remind you that vaccinated Israel is the fourth-leading in the number of corona patients in the world. There is a championship!"

On February 6, 2022, Shapira asked: "What grade would you give to a vaccine that people are vaccinated with three times and get sick twice (as of today)? Not to mention significant side effects[.]"

On April 9, 2022, Shapira said: "The CEO of the company, millions of whose vaccines were used in Israel for vaccination, stated in an interview with NBC that Israel serves as the world's laboratory. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first case in history where experimental guinea pigs paid an exorbitant rate for their participation."

On May 13, 2022, Shapira said: "I received 3 vaccinations, I was physically injured in a very significant way as many others were injured[.] And in addition, my trust in the nature of the decisions and in the processes of making them has been severely eroded. No one asked and checked. I will fight with all my might so that truthful answers regarding all decisions and not just regarding the vaccine are given[.]"

Prime Minister Benjamin

On June 8, 2020, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by video conference with Israel Institute for Biological Research Director General Prof. Shmuel Shapira and congratulated him on his progress in developing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz

On August 6, 2020, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, speaks with Prof. Shmuel Shapira at the IIBR laboratory in Ness Ziona.
IIBR medical center

On November 1, 2020, clinical trials for the Israeli BriLife COVID vaccine developed at IIBR began at the Hadassah and Sheba medical centers.
On June 7, 2022, Shapira said: "We are talking about vaccine five in two and a half years. When the vaccine is planned for the sequence from January 2020 (the great-grandfather of the great-grandfather of the current variants). A vaccine that does not prevent infection does not prevent morbidity. And it is allegedly attributed to significant side effects to say the least. Why? What is the logic? Which authority approved? And don't say that it prevents a serious illness, no one has proven it."

On June 8, 2022, Shapira said: "I will continue and ask why give an outdated fifth vaccine that does not prevent disease and apparently causes many significant common side effects."

On July 5, 2022, Shapira discussed the "son of a 36-year-old Australian friend" who developed "severe ventricular arrhythmias and went into heart failure" only "days after the second Pfizer vaccine".

"The compensation is automatic by the Australian government," he said. "Despite the behavior of their government they admit to the connection and the phrase 'no connection' does not appear in the lexicon."

On July 15, 2022, Shapira shared a chart of New South Wales COVID rates showing an increased risk of COVID infection with every new dose of the mRNA vaccine on which he commented: "According to official data from Australia the more you are injected the more likely you are to get sick as the fourth injection jumps the chance dramatically. According to this study it is supposedly an anti-vaccine at least according to what I have been taught."

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On July 18, 2022, Shapira said: "I am not anti-vaccine, I am anti-stupidity, anti-fake science, and anti-incompetent management."

On July 28, 2022, Shapira said: "T warned me to remove the T connecting MP to C. Each day I understand better where we live and in which year."

In other words, Twitter warned him to remove the tweet connecting monkeypox to the COVID vaccine.

On July 31, 2022, Shapira shared a link to the OpenVaers COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports which showed a total of 1,357,937 reports including 170,151 hospitalizations and 29,790 deaths, above which he simply commented: "Safe & Efficient"