The coronavirus situation in Iran is a long time out of control and the regime not only does not care about the people’s health and life but is using the pandemic as a biological weapon against the people to prevent any gathering and protest as we have witnessed in the past days.
So that with the start of the protests the regime decided under the alibi of the spread of the coronavirus to close Tehran but as Mohsen Hashemi, Chairman of Tehran City Council, about the failure of this decision said: “Compliance with health protocols in Tehran has been severely curtailed and the number of deaths due to corona has exceeded six.
“It seems that the 4-day holiday has not been effective and has had an even worse effect, so Tehran should think about it and the Coronavirus headquarters should hold a special meeting in this regard.” (Sharefarda website, July 27, 2021)
Maryam Shahsamandi, a journalist and social researcher, in a short text published in the Taadol newspaper about the situation in Iran on July 27, 2021, wrote:
“Minister of Health! Do you know that the death toll has reached over 300 people a day? You know, this 300 is not just a number. Those are dear souls that perish in the shadow of carelessness.
“Do you know that Remdesivir is not available in pharmacies? You know, many coronavirus patients can’t even afford their treatment. I lost my mother because of the coronavirus. You know, we spent tens of millions to finally get her dead body.
“You have not lost someone so that you understand our pain who have lost someone. I lost my aunt because of the coronavirus too. She died in the ambulance because no hospital in Karaj had an empty bed to admit her. Minister of Health! Master of the coronavirus! What about the seven vaccines that were unveiled and robbed you of a good night’s sleep because of your happiness?
“How long are we going to be captivated by slogans and promises and reality hit like a slap our face? Do you know what it means to lose, someone? Do you even know that every number you announce in the form of coronavirus death statistics means how many families are mourning?
“Master of the coronavirus! When will your promises be fulfilled? How long do people have to watch their loved ones die before they decide to start a nationwide vaccination?
“Now the coronavirus does not only take the lives of adults. Now it has found new prey, now the sweet souls of children are in danger, and you are still lecturing, with what remarkable literature.
“Minister of Health! No one is well these days, not the people, not the medical staff, not those who have been witnessing unplanned and carelessness all this time. Do you know how many nurses in which hospitals have not received their salaries and arrears for months?
“Do you know that, unlike you, they are risking their lives and are taking care of the sick people of their land? Which hospitals do you have visited intrusive?
“Master of coronavirus! What made you disband the National Coronavirus Headquarters? Why did you shy away from even a simple apology to the people for the rude behavior and speeches of your colleagues, and in Sistan and Baluchestan you adopted the same literature?
“These days are passing. You know very well that we are more resilient than you can imagine. You know very well that these people are nobler than they want to make you accountable.
“You know very well how the coronavirus and this crisis-ridden economy have plagued the people. But what have you done instead of all this decency and resilience? Every day a new promise, every day a new order that of course has no executive guarantee.
“We are lost among all this sorrow and loss. It is hard for us to even laugh anymore. Do something before it is too late, Mr. Master of Coronavirus!”