Saeed Namaki claims Islamic Republic will be a “reliable” producer of COVID-19 vaccine in the world by the end of Spring 2021! However, FDA had already said there is no need for any international approval to use the domestic coronavirus. How reliable the vaccine would be in the world, time will tell. He continues to boastfully brag about something that doesn’t exist yet. Islamic Republic Health Minister said, once again, “the contract to purchase vaccines from COVAX is ready,” as if it hasn’t been finalized yet, despite previous claims! In the meantime, 4 more people were cleared to receive the first dose of COVIran Barekat. The coronavirus vaccine in Iran continues to be a mystery!
Health Minister had previously denied the existence of the fast-spreading UK variant of coronavirus in Iran, but today, one case was identified in Kurdistan. According to state-controlled media, he returned home from a UK trip, and is now admitted to hospital. The province health officials say his first two tests were negative but the tests were sent to Tehran for further investigation. They claim they’re following contact tracing protocols!
Funeral procession of MohammadTaghi Mesbah-Yazdi was crowded and none of the health protocols were followed. Apparently, this gathering is OK, but family gatherings for Yalda Night was forbidden!
Sima Sadat Lari voices her concern over the “extremely fragile and sensitive” circumstances in the country! Fars, Yasouj and Kermanshah sounded the alarm about increasing number of cases, again! Mazandaran is in a devastating situation with 4 “red” counties and counting! The Ministry of Health Spokesperson also announced her daily manipulated and undercounted data. She reported 110 COVID-19 deaths and 6,073 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in Iran. Both metrics showing an increase from yesterday. Testing remains in the same range.
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) and graphs indicate the devastating situation in Iran for the past 11 months.
Total: 1,249,507 (+6,703)
Dead: 55,650 (+110)
Critical: 4,901 (-52)
Admitted: 173,120 (-1,756)
Tests: 7,831,359 (9.4% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
Cover: Hadi Chehreghani