Two days ago, Dr Minoo Mohraz said, “Most probably the last peak we had in Iran was due to the mutated coronavirus” that’s in the UK. Yesterday, Saeed Namaki said there’s no case of the mutated version in Iran. Today, Mohraz went back on the “probability” and said there’s no evidence of the new COVID-19 in Iran! Dr Mohraz had already claimed that a mutation in the virus had made it spread “much faster” back in September!
On the other hand, while the name of the company creating the Iranian vaccine is not mentioned anywhere, the Islamic Republic has announced the launch of its human trial with 56 recruits. The government has registered the vaccine’s creator as Shafa Pharmed Pars in WHO roster. The COVID-19 vaccine is made of inactivated coronavirus which, according to Dr Minoo Mohraz, has been 70% effective in animal testing.
While the manipulated and highly discredited data provided by the Ministry of Health show declining number of deaths and cases in the country, Hormozgan officials announce the average age of COVID-19 patients has reached below 40 which sounds an alarm for experts and officials. Health experts warn about normalization of the situation among people which could cause another resurgence of coronavirus.
Sima Sadat Lari announced 132 deaths in Iran in the past 24 hours while 6,021 have tested positive for coronavirus. Testing remains in the same range. 5,345 are reported in critical condition. Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) and graphs depict the overwhelming situation in Iran in the past 10+months.
Total: 1,189,203 (+6,021)
Dead: 54,440 (+132)
Critical: 5,345 (-26)
Admitted: 201,027 (-3,162)
Tests: 7,303,238 (8.7% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
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