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Posted on 02/25/2020 10:09:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 16.
The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic.
The deputy minister, Iraj Harirchi, had on Monday denied covering up the scale of the outbreak. He appeared to be in discomfort as he spoke to reporters.
Iran has reported 95 cases, but the actual number is thought to be higher.
The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the sudden increase in cases in the country is "deeply concerning".
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington was concerned that Iran may have concealed "vital details" about its outbreak and urged all nations to "tell the truth about the coronavirus".
More people have died in Iran from the virus than anywhere else outside China. The two countries have strong trading links.
The other countries currently in the spotlight are South Korea and Italy, where cases have surged in recent days.
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Using exactly WHAT testing method/kit? Huh? Not one from the CDC which has not fully developed one.
So,who cares if Iran’s mullah’s all die from it. The Iranian revolt is ON! China not happy about it and neither is Russia.
Having political leaders get the virus might speed up the process for containment. Only seems fair that a good number of the DEMs in Congress should be subjected to the same. I’m not one to wish ill on anyone, but they have ruined the lives of far too many people.
I knew you could...
RE: Can you say “MOSSAD”?
Why the Deputy Minister of Health? Why not Suleymani’s successor?
RE: China not happy about it and neither is Russia.
Russia has sealed its Long border with China.
Too bad Ilhan Omar and Tlaib don’t start coughing..just saying
If the Deputy has it, his staff has it. His contacts have it. Other ministers have it. This could be the end of Iran.
Government propaganda alert! Government propaganda alert!
How the hell did they get infected with it?
So the Health Minister lies, as he dies..........
RE: How the hell did they get infected with it?
My guess is KARMA. China is one of the few countries that is breaking the US led sanctions against Iran and still providing them with technological help.
One of these “technologies” might have been bioweapons. Perhaps an infected Chinese official or scientist might have been working closely with him.
RE: So the Health Minister lies, as he dies..........
Well, dying is not a certainty. In fact, the stats show that recovery is 10 times more certain.
I am waiting for it to pop up significantly in Africa. There are approximately 1 million Chinese working there. The outbreak occurred roughly around Chinese New Year when you have a lot of people coming and going.
RE: I am waiting for it to pop up significantly in Africa. There are approximately 1 million Chinese working there.
Egypt already has one case.
The continent that still does not have a reported case is South America.
Curiously, South East Asia’s biggest and most populous country, Indonesia does not have one reported case either.
On my cruise vacation, I was surprised at the pervasive Chinese influence in the Caribbean, so they’re probably a big potential outbreak too.
How the hell did they get infected with it?
An infected, sexy goat was unattended for too long.
All that Chinese technical aid they're using to buy embargoed Iranian oil is paying unexpected dividends...Bring Out Your Dead
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
They need lessons from Hillary
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