Head of Mashhad Medical Board said Omicron has most probably arrived in Iran and will increase the COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Dr. Sedaghat emphasized that if vaccination doesn’t reach its optimum level at a fast rate, another wave will shape up and flood of patients pour into hospitals. The Islamic Republic facade to “control borders” has already been unveiled, however, the provincial officials continue pretending the “strict border control” to prevent Omicron from entering the country.
Meanwhile, Ebrahim Raisi boasted about “decline in COVID-19 cases” during the first 100 days of his presidency but failed to mention that his Vice President has been responsible for the failed COVIran Barekat vaccine. Khamenei banning the US and UK made vaccines and then promoting the COVIran Barekat was why thousands lost their lives during the fifth wave of COVID-19 dominated by Delta variant. The Islamic Republic “President” proudly said he had to call other countries’ officials personally to get vaccines! The same vaccines that the regime had promised to “export to other countries!”
The flood of ineffective and unsafe Sinopharm began, at “the behest” of Mr. Raisi! However, since February 9, only 48,149,791 (57.32% of Iran population) have received 2 doses of Sinopharm and these vaccines. But WHO recommends 3 doses of the Chinese shot for “full vaccination” and according to official data, merely 1,287,811 (1.53% of population) have been administered 3 times. Iranians are skeptical of the vaccines used by the regime.
Despite all the warnings about Omicron and low vaccination rate, Islamic Republic is pushing to reopen all businesses. In addition, Health Minister has ordered all medical universities to perform “congregational prayers” in universities! In the past 2 weeks that schools and universities have resumed their mandatory in-person classes, parents have been complaining about low compliance with the protocols and the fact that many classrooms are crowded and deprived of any ventilation system.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 76 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 3,109 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Professor of Epidemiology at Tehran University believes these numbers must be multiplied by 7 and Civil Registration Organization data show more than 312,000 have died of the disease since February 2020. Graphs illustrate the ongoing crisis in Iran and forming of the new wave.
Total: 6,134,465 (+3,109)
Dead: 130,200 (+76)
Critical: 3,249 (-29)
Active Cases: 80,949 (-4,084)
Total Tests: 39,309,087
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