Iran Digs Mass Graves For Victims Of Corona Virus
It looks like even Iran is losing the battle with the Corona Virus as they prepare for the worst. Iran has dug out a massive trench the size of two football fields in order to bury those lost to the Corona Virus. Unlike China, Iran has a frightening fatality rate reported around 5%. So far they have lost 420 people to this pandemic.
"Satellite images of mass graves in the city of Qom suggest Iran’s coronavirus epidemic is even more serious than the authorities are admitting.
The pictures, first published by the New York Times, show the excavation of a new section in a cemetery on the northern fringe of Iran’s holy city in late February, and two long trenches dug, of a total length of 100 yards, by the end of the month."
"A senior imagery analyst at Maxar Technologies in Colorado told the newspaper the size of the trenches and speed with which they were dug are a departure from traditional burial practices at the site.
In one video posted by the paper, a narrator says he is at the Behesht-e Masoumeh cemetery on March 3.
“A worker told me that they must have buried more than 250 coronavirus victims so far,” the caption reads.
“These are all graves and they are fresh,” the narrators says.
“These are all from the last few days,” he continues. “And as you can see, it goes on until the end.”
Dr. Afkhami, an associate professor at George Washington University, explained why Iran failed to prepare for the virus.
“Because of China’s status as the country’s principal commercial partner, the Iranian government took inadequate cautionary measures to restrict and monitor travelers from China,” Dr. Afkhami, said. “Then, later on, Tehran’s lack of transparency and unwillingness to take robust measures such as social distancing and quarantine, particularly at the epicenter of the outbreak, helped spread the virus.”
The United States offered aid to Iran but they refused. There are even reports that the Iranian clerics are helping the virus spread as they are telling people to kiss or lick shrines. This is what happens when leadership doesn't take charge and put forth travel bans and quarantines.