COVID-19 daily death toll in Alborz has reached double digits. Fars reported increasing number of hospitalizations and deaths. And Khuzestan recorded 6% rise in COVID-19 deaths in the past week. Meanwhile, Islamic Republic Health Minister claims Iran is passing the peak of the sixth wave. Eynollahi repeated his previous ridiculous claim that the regime has been among 10 top countries in the world in “controlling the COVID-19!” He failed to mention how Delta brought tsunami of death to Iran or when the “Supreme Leader” banned UK and US made vaccines, a decision supported by Eynollahi, has caused many Iranians to refuse the failed “homegrown” vaccines.
According to official definition of “full vaccination” and Ministry of Health data, since February 9, only 22,838,334 (27.18% of Iran population) are vaccinated against COVID-19 with these vaccines. It is estimated that more than 53 million Iranians are at risk of contracting Omicron. The majority of shots used in Iran are the ineffective Sinopharm and COVIran Barekat. WHO recommends 3 doses of Sinopharm to be effective against Delta but studies have found the vaccine ineffective against Omicron.
The Islamic Republic “Supreme Leader” banned the reliable US and UK made vaccines, leading to tsunami of deaths during Delta wave. Khamenei promoted his foundation’s shot, COVIran Barekat, which failed miserably. Multiple “homegrown” vaccines, including PastoCoVac, COVPars, Fakhra, Noora, Spikogen, never met the expectations and none of them has published their results or received recognition/approval from international health organizations.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 214 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 11,972 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Number of daily tests performed in the country continue to decline despite experts advice to have a more active case finding. Professor of Epidemiology at Tehran University believes these numbers must be multiplied by 7 and Civil Registration Organization data show more than 323,000 have died of the disease since February 2020.
Total: 7,023,904 (+11,972)
Dead: 136,166 (+214)
Critical: 4,197 (+87)
Active Cases: 285,321 (-10,891)
Total Tests: 47,014,581
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