Officials from all over the country warn about the increasing number of cases, from NW to SE, N to S and SW to NE, all provincial officials are worried about new wave of patients, shortages in hospitals, and exhausted staff. Shiraz, Tehran, Tabriz, Ardebil, Isfahan, Mashhad, Kerman, …. the list goes on! Even according to the Ministry of Health’s manipulated data, 29 of 31 provinces are in critical condition!
Despite daily reports and grim situation across the country, more than 7 months have passed, thousands of Iranians lost their lives and hundreds of thousands have suffered from COVID-19, for the “COVID-in-Chief” Khamenei to admit novel coronavirus is not a joke and COVID-19 doesn’t heal by “prayers” and “nice words,” telling people and officials to “not underestimate it”. He knew it from the beginning, that’s why he’s been hiding for all these months! He compared the death toll it takes with a plane crash every other day! That brings up another subject, in which his IRGC shot down PS752, a passenger airliner, killing 176 innocent people including many children within seconds!
He probably has forgotten he was the one saying novel coronavirus is the work of “jinns” and “enemy’s intelligence services” rejecting all medical helps from US! However, he didn’t mention why he ordered Ramadan, Eid Fitr and Muharram gatherings. He also didn’t say anything about the announcement from Friday Prayers Committee, an organization directly under his supervision, which would hold Friday Prayers from September 25 across the country! Also according to Saeed Namaki and other officials 70% of the 1Billion EURO he had “allowed” to be withdrawn from National Development Fund to contain coronavirus is missing and hasn’t reached the Ministry of Health! He stopped short of declaring “national emergency”, strict restrictions or announcing any kind of help to alleviate people’s sufferings!
Sima Sadat Lari was busy today, attending two separate press conference. At first she gave some details about 1.5million flu vaccine being distrbuted for high risk population only, prioritizing rural pregnant women, then older individuals and so on! But apparently there will be shortage of flu vaccine in its high season! At her daily show, she announced 3,341 new COVID-19 cases and 177 deaths in the past 24 hours. Daily testing remains in the same range, positivity rate increases to 12.5% and active cases soars through the roof! Critical cases remain a mystery!
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) passes 1.5 which closed down most EU countries at the beginning of the pandemic but Islamic Republic reopens schools and allows gatherings! Graphs depict the ongoing human catastrophe in media blackout.
Total: 425,481 (+3,341)
Dead: 24,478 (+177)
Critical: 3,912 (+14)
Admitted: 39,480 (+1,211)