February 24, 2020
Okay, so when it was just only in China, and the media was talking about bat soup, maybe you could theoretically say that it was just a coincidence that this virus was released on an enemy of America.
But then when the second country to be ravaged by it is IRAN?
Iran now has the second most deaths outside of China and they could be facing a total breakdown on the level of China.
Iran’s health ministry raised Sunday the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the Middle Eastern country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told state TV that there were now 43 confirmed cases of the illness in Iran.
The outbreak in Iran has centered on the holy city of Qom, where officials say travellers from China brought the new coronavirus.
Iran reported its first case of the virus last Wednesday.
Jahanpour added that the 15 newly confirmed cases included 7 in Qom, four in the capital, Tehran, two in the northern Gilan province, one in the central Markazi province, and one from town of Tonekabon in the northern Mazandaran province, who died of the illness.
Infected travellers from Iran already have been discovered in Lebanon and Canada.
Lebanon’s first case of the new virus was discovered on a flight from the Iranian city of Qom this week.
Saudi Arabia has ordered anyone traveling from Iran to wait at least 14 days before entering the kingdom as it seeks to prevent the spread of the virus to the Muslim pilgrimage sites of Mecca and Medina.
As I wrote yesterday, it is my view that this is a plot by the US government.
But I guess that just makes me a Russian agent without human agency, and thus disqualifies all of my beliefs.