COVID-19 is alive and well, ravaging through Iran with everything in its favor! State-controlled media keep showing pictures and videos from Muharram gatherings where the mourning is done by following “health protocols”, a pure propaganda move by Islamic Republic. Tonight, at 21:00 local, Islamic Propaganda Organization arranged for coordinated shouting of “Here I am, Hossein”, referring to being ready to fight alongside Hossein! The only plan Islamic Republic has these days, is propaganda and provoking people’s religious emotions for its benefits. “Our enemies don’t want us to mourn Imam Hossein,” has been the repeated rhetoric in Muharram gatherings and state-owned IRIB!
However, in reality, there are thousands of crowded gatherings across the country where no protocol is implemented. Acting head of Ahvaz Medical University said, “Although many Muharram gatherings are following the protocols but thousands of people not obeying social distancing is worrisome.” He also confirmed Khuzestan is seeing another surge in the numbers in the past 2 days after it had a few weeks of declined cases.
On the other hand, there are some questions Islamic Republic should be asked, if they really can hold gatherings like they show on TV and has trumpeted on their websites, why haven’t they done the same in the past 6 months?! It’s only possible to have everybody cooperate when there is a religious gathering?! Free masks and hand sanitizers are available only for crying rituals?! The so-called “successful supervision and implementation of protocols”, is only possible at propaganda bases of the regime? We all know the answer to these questions and have mentioned Islamic Republic’s plan for blaming people and their traveling for the next wave!
In the meantime, Sima Sadat Lari, the Ministry of Health Spokesperson, announced 1,905 new cases and 110 deaths in the past 24 hours. These are the lowest numbers since mid-June! Another part of the groundwork for the third wave and blaming people! Active cases keep rising, the same 28 provinces remain in critical condition. Furthermore, the number of daily recoveries was the lowest since May 20!
Graphs and their analysis, even though based on highly discredited data by Islamic Republic Ministry of Health, show the systematic manipulation but also help us foresee the next wave which could crush the already exhausted healthcare system!
Total: 371,816 (+1,905)
Dead: 21,359 (+110)
Critical: 3,791 (-20)
Admitted: 30,610 (+218)