As IranTrue reported yesterday about a possible seventh wave of COVID-19 in Iran and explosive number of travels during Persian New Year with no way of controlling the cars or identifying vaccination status of passengers, Islamic Republic propaganda network is laying the groundwork for blaming travelers! The Islamic Republic has allowed all travels and will only fine the car owners who have not received their 3rd dose, regardless of his/her passengers’ status. Last year, the regime earned billions of tomans from outrageous fines when COVID-19 was raging through the country.
Meanwhile, the low vaccination rate has begun to worry the experts while officials continue to lie about numbers and boast on media about their “achievements!” IranTrue has been reporting on the mistrust among people about the vaccines used in Iran and how none of the “homegrown” vaccines have published any of their results in international peer-reviewed journals. Experts and new surveys confirm our reports.
According to official definition of “full vaccination” and Ministry of Health data, since February 9, only 23,451,969 (27.91% 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 172 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 6,772 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 324,000 have died of the disease since February 2020.
Total: 7,073,747 (+6,772)
Dead: 137,439 (+172)
Critical: 4,098 (+32)
Active Cases: 239,814 (-11,816)
Total Tests: 47,494,176
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