Saeed Namaki made it to top of the news but this time he’s accused of nepotism! Apparently his son who is a building contractor has won 3 government contracts in western cities of Tehran province. Malard Friday Prayer Imam has leaked the story saying Namaki’s son has been paid to build hospitals in the area but not enough progress has been made over years! That led Namaki to write a denial and complaint letter to the Chief of Judiciary. The very next day, the Imam published a letter saying he was mistaken and if he doesn’t hear about Namaki’s forgiveness he would resign. And of course, Namaki finished the movie by sending a forgiveness letter but saying there were “enemies hands” to tarnish his name and clergies! However, according to Iran International, everything Malard Imam had said was true! People are dying due to shortage of hospital beds and other medical equipment while officials and their families fill their pockets with taxpayers’ money, story of 41 years of Islamic Republic.
Islamic Republic did go back to its roots one more time! Police arrested the students who filmed and released the video of a student collapsing on school yard, for “disrupting public opinion” and spreading rumors about coronavirus in schools! They even broadcasted the students’ “confessions” on TV! While officials emphasize on avoiding gatherings, Islamic Republic held in-person “mid-term parliamentary elections” in several provinces including some “red” ones! Just like when they held their sham “election” at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Feb 21.
Rouhani and Namaki have been promising about an Iranian COVID-19 vaccine to move on to the clinical trials! However, today, Dr Masoud Mardani, a member of National Corona Combating Task Force, said “don’t be optimistic about an Iranian made vaccine.” He also admitted that Iran has never even been able to produce domestic flu vaccine. He went one step further, “Iran can’t make any vaccine.” Another hole in regime’s lies and propaganda!
At the same time as Sima Sadat Lari announcing 2,313 new cases and 115 deaths in the past 24 hours, Isfahan officials report higher than national average infections and Ilam records increasing number of cases in the past week, following post Muharram gatherings effects! Active cases continue to rise and break records again with 32,349, highest ever since novel coronavirus entered Iran, another sign for a grim future. Graphs and Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) remain the best indicators of the COVID crisis even though they’re based on highly manipulated stats by the regime.
Total: 397,801 (+2,313)
Dead: 22,913 (+115)
Critical: 3,753 (+25)
Admitted: 32,349 (+501)