Even manipulated data from Islamic Republic Ministry of Health shows an increase in the number of deaths for the second day in a row. According to Sima Sadat Lari, since yesterday 7,501 tested positive for coronavirus while 251 died of COVID-19 in Iran. Testing remains in the same range and number of red, orange and yellow counties doesn’t change.
However, head of Infectious Disease Ward at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran says if the reopenings continue, “we should expect the fourth wave of cases.” Dr. Tabarsi continued, “Restrictions should have continued at least for another 2 weeks to be effective.” Despite what officials have been claiming, Dr Tabarsi believes Tehran is not in “orange” status yet and even though the number of cases has decreased slightly, it’s a fragile state!
In the meantime, the controversy around coronavirus vaccine continues as Islamic Republic officials run the country in chaos! Dr. Sima Sadat Lari, Ministry of Health Spokesperson, enters the scene! She said, “The domestic COVID-19 vaccine would be available by the end of summer 2021.” She reiterated the same point as her boss, Saeed Namaki, saying WHO Covax is one of the avenues Islamic Republic is pursuing to receive the vaccine as soon as possible. “We had put down deposit.” In her next sentence, she said, “We have no financial problem but we can’t pay for our order due to US sanctions.” IranTrue’s report on the coronavirus vaccine shows the chaos and mystery surrounding one of the most important elements which could end a human catastrophe in Iran that has been going on for 302 days!
Basic Production Rate (R0) and graphs continue to be the best indicators of the disaster.
Total: 1,115,770 (+7,501)
Dead: 52,447 (+251)
Critical: 5,711 (-12)
Admitted: 240,092 (-3,711)
Tests: 6,750,359 (8.1% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
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