Even based on manipulated data of the Islamic Republic Ministry of Health, which Professor Holakoui believes are 7 times less than the reality, the sixth wave of COVID-19 has begun in most of the provinces in Iran. Health experts warn about premature reopening of schools, universities and businesses while the regime officials continue to push forward with their detrimental plans for schools to resume their normal functions by mid-November.
Kerman is being prepared to face yet another breakout, Qazvin reports increasing number of cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. East Azerbaijan is on alert while more than 1,000 are admitted to its hospitals. Gilan Medical University officials warn about the sixth wave in 2 weeks while outpatients are on the rise. And Tehran officials report more than 10,000 outpatients on a daily basis in the capital’s hospitals, warning the situation is “extremely fragile.”
At the same time, education and health experts have asked the government not to reopen the schools just because “70% of students 12-17 years old have received 1 dose of Sinopharm!” A vaccine which has been proven to be ineffective against Delta variant and is unapproved for that age range. According to the surveys, 15-20% of eligible people would not like to get vaccinated with the current vaccines used in Iran and since February 9, only 32,468,800, which is 38.65% of population, have received both doses of those vaccines. The experts suggest the government must earn the trust of parents first before any further action.
On the other hand, the Islamic Republic even allows crowded funerals to be carried out without following any social distancing or other protocols whatsoever! The funeral was for a border control agent at the eastern borders.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 159 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 11,409 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 301,000 have died of the disease since February 2020. Graphs illustrate the ongoing crisis in Iran and forming of the new wave.
Total: 5,899,509 (+11,409)
Dead: 125,875 (+159)
Critical: 4,078 (-49)
Active Cases: 305,014 (-2,041)
Total Tests: 35,187,615
Cover: Mehdi Marizad