Islamic Republic continues contradicting itself one day after the other. Today, they announced COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in 2 provinces of Iran. “South Khorasan and Sistan-Baluchestan have had a slight increase in their hospitalizations from last week. The rest of the country, it is stable or in decline!” Delta Plus which health experts had warned about weeks ago, and an official did not deny its existence, seems to have found its way to the country after the Islamic Republic decided to reopen the borders without proper checks and balances.
On the other hand, the vaccination continues to slow down. According to official data, since February 9, only 43,783,020 (52.12% of Iran population) have received 2 doses of these vaccines. The majority of shots have been the Chinese Sinopharm which WHO recommends 3 doses to be considered “fully vaccinated.” Ministry of Health has announced total of 683,188 (0.81% of population) have been inoculated 3 times. Considering the third dose is only available to “60+, people with pre-existing condition, and healthcare staff,” which comprise millions of people, and they had received their second dose months ago, the vaccination in Iran seems to be a botched effort by the Islamic Republic, like whatever else they have done since the epidemic began 21 months ago.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mazandaran, Gilan, Kerman, Sistan-Baluchestan, South Khorasan, Zanjan, Kermanshah, Kurdistan and Khuzestan. While only about 35% of students 12-17 have received 2 doses of the ineffective and unapproved Sinopharm, the regime is opening all schools to mandatory in-person classes from November 22.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 103 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 5,882 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 308,000 have died of the disease since February 2020. Graphs illustrate the ongoing crisis in Iran and forming of the new wave.
Total: 6,063,775 (+5,882)
Dead: 128,634 (+103)
Critical: 3,439 (-24)
Active Cases: 188,654 (-6,427)
Total Tests: 37,468,072
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