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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Iraj Harirchi, the head of Iran's anti-coronavirus task force, tested positive a day after a news conference where he appeared visibly sick. He wasn't wearing a mask.



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Iranians Suffer as Sanctions Hit Medical Supplies


Aged 49, Iranian diabetic Parviz Sadeghi appears closer to 70 with deep wrinkles surrounding his clear blue eyes and sunken cheeks testifying to shortages at a time of intensifying medical crisis, AFP reported.

After a six-hour wait, he is relieved but exhausted as he emerges from a pharmacy in the capital Tehran with insulin -- an increasingly scarce necessity, as US sanctions bite.

"I've been a diabetic for nearly 10 years," the out-of-work labourer said, adding that he lives in Karaj, about an hour west of the capital.

"Before... you'd go to any pharmacy and they'd give it to you, but now you have to go to 1,000 places," he lamented, after spending a week trudging from one dispensary to another.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-02-26 09:44 AM | Reply

Sadeghi "borrows" life-saving insulin from other patients during lean periods just to survive.

He struggles to find pharmacies that provide needles with the syringes.

"Recently, they've started forcing us to pay for the needle."

Diabetic Sadeghi squarely blames the government.

"It's definitely the government. They don't have the ability to manage things. Some people who don't have insurance, they have to buy" at the inflated prices.

"They have to either die or... pay."

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-02-26 09:45 AM | Reply

#2 Is this the US or Iran under sanctions, I can't tell.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-02-26 09:51 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-02-26 09:51 AM | Reply | Flag: 'Seriously Dude?' Flag (if there were such a flag)

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-02-26 10:02 AM | Reply

If Ivanka contracted the coronavirus the matter would suddenly be a red-alert national emergency in the US. Were Melania to get it, not so much...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-02-26 12:58 PM | Reply

I'd be more concerned if it was an Australian member of parliament.


#6 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-26 01:16 PM | Reply

Well Trumps Director of Homeland Security does not feel it is reasonable for GOP Senators to question him about what steps they are actually taking to protect Americans from the virus. Birds of a feather.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-02-26 03:30 PM | Reply

Iraq should be left alone to trade freely. The sanctions are clearly a form of illegal collective,punishment. No wonder the Iranians sympathize with the Palestinians.
America is like Israel in Macro. Same settler mentality,same arrogance, and sense of being chosen,same racist beliefs that they both,deny,deny,DENY. Calling themselves beacons of "freedom" when they are both anything but.
Most murderous regimes in their foreign policy on the stage today, using money and war, to crush all possible competing ways of life.
History will not be Kind to either. They will both be recalled,if at all,as failed, and corrupt monstrosities.

#8 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-26 03:31 PM | Reply

There was a nice video... replaced by a tweeted pic. LOL



#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-02-26 07:39 PM | Reply

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