COVID-19 keeps raging through Iran while officials explain how the 2-week lockdown plan will be implemented in their provinces from Saturday, November 21. The semi-lockdown plan seems to be the ultimate plan Islamic Republic has to contain the novel coronavirus. However, how successful it would be depends largely on how it is implemented and how much people would abide by it. Considering how regime’s corruption and mismanagement has caused most Iranians live below the poverty line, not many could afford to live without support for 2 weeks! The government hasn’t provided any support or stimulus to people since the epidemic began 9 months ago, making this plan a long shot at best!
Saeed Namaki continues his delusion about COVID-19 vaccine made in Iran. He said: “We will create history with our COVID-19 vaccine.” The idea has been debunked before by Dr. Mardani: “We don’t have the capabilities to make any vaccine.” He even contradicted himself in another speech by saying, “Applied research in our country is nonexistent and disappointing.” He added, “None of the predictions given to me about coronavirus has been correct and realistic. Who can make decisions based on wrong information?!” This is not the first time a high ranking official of Islamic Republic admits the data provided on a daily basis are incorrect and manipulated!
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson keeps presenting the daily report of undercounted and discredited stats. Today, Sima Sadat Lari announced 13,223 new cases of coronavirus infections while 476 died of COVID-19 in Iran in the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations soared to 187,996, an increase of more than 6,000 since yesterday, based on the manipulated data of Islamic Republic Ministry of Health.
Testing remains a major hurdle in containing the virus in Iran, and based on authorities promises, new set of rapid tests will be distributed across the country. The “Each house, a health base” plan will kick off at the same time as the “comprehensive plan,” an attempt by the regime to identify every single person in the country with the help of IRGC’s Basij force! How this plan could be helpful to slowing down the spread of COVID-19 is still a question with no answer, causing rumors that this is a plan by the oppressive forces of the regime to know regime’s opposition!
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) increased to 3.41, confirming the gravity of the human catastrophe in Iran. Graphs depict the ongoing disaster for more than 9 months vividly. With increasing number of critical cases and deaths, the theocratic regime doesn’t have any plan to cancel religious gatherings such as Friday Prayers which are still held in “yellow” cities/villages.
Dead: 43,417 (+476)
Critical: 5,729 (+17)
Admitted: 187,996 (+6,026)
Tests: 5,667,538 (6.8% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
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