“We want vaccinated people to go to Arbaeen but Iraq insists on negative PCR tests for pilgrims,” Dr. Raisi said. Islamic Republic has accelerated its vaccination program by using the ineffective Sinopharm, however, its numbers are affected, which matter the most in its propaganda charade. The National COVID-19 Task Force Spokesman spewed many promises about numbers of Sinopharm being imported, such as 30m doses by September 22, maybe 60m and so on. He also asserted that schools could be reopened by the end of Fall, but pointed out the chance of reopening in September is slim. Dr. Raisi explained that 28 provinces are experiencing decline in cases but at the same time admitted the situation is fragile.
Delta’s rampage across Iran had not slowed down because of anything that the Islamic Republic did, as health experts agree, but it was the natural course of the virus. The theocratic regime only made it worse by banning the US and UK made vaccines and encouraging Muharram and other religious gatherings. Even now, Dr. Raisi and Eynollahi, the Health Minister, are preparing everybody for the next wave in November: “We are going to have another wave in November,” Raisi said in the interview on national TV.
To confirm our report, Mashhad Medical University criticized the government for changing the “coloring” of Mashhad from red to orange, even though current rate of hospitalizations is 3 times previous waves. Dr. Rahimi said provinces have no say in designating colors and the Ministry determines them.
On the other hand, the regime media and officials continue trying to shift the blame from Khamenei and the entire system to the previous administration alone, playing the “two party” game. Islamic Republic “parliament” representatives demand action from Judiciary to look into why vaccines were not imported before? Iran Medical Council Tehran Chapter President followed the same line, asking “why there was so much hesitance on importation of vaccines?!” At the same time, Dr. Raisi on national TV, says the Vice President is determined to provide vaccines and import as much as needed. They all fail to mention, the current Vice President and advocate for foreign vaccine, was formerly the CEO of “Execution of Imam Khomeini”, responsible for developing COVIran Barekat, under direct supervision of Khamenei. They forget to mention that Mr. Mokhber wanted to produce 50m doses by September 22 and export the “Islamic Republic achievement” to Switzerland and other countries! According to Dr. Raisi, so far 5.2million have been delivered to the Ministry of Health for distribution!
In the meantime, Kermanshah is ravaged by Delta variant and Kerman Governor begs the Islamic Republic’s vast medication mafia to help finding Amphotricin B, the treatment for “black fungus”, for increasing number of patients. While pharmacies continue reporting shortage of medication across the country, officials keep denying it! Even head of regime’s Anti-Smuggling Task Force admits the Ministry of Health has imported desks and chairs instead of medicine.
The Ministry of Health claimed total of 33,927,076 shots have been administered since February 9, while only 11,777,896 (14.02% of Iran population) are fully vaccinated. The Spokesperson also asserted 444 died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 16,654 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. However, those numbers must be multiplied by 7 to resemble reality on the ground, according to Professor Holakoui. Civil Registration Organization data shows more than 275,000 have died of the disease since February 2020, more than 2.5 times the Ministry of Health’s data. Graphs illustrate the five waves of misery under Islamic Republic’s deliberate mismanagement vividly.
Total: 5,258,913 (+16,654)
Dead: 113,380 (+444)
Critical: 7,347 (-71)
Active Cases: 635,628 (-12,304)
Total Tests: 30,124,729
Cover: Mina Noei