Is Iran battling COVID-19 or imminent protests?
The regime covered up reports of the virus entering Iran in early 2020.
It continued flights to and from China.
Denying the spread of COVID-19, parliamentary elections were also held as usual.
Even as other countries had implemented strict quarantine.
The regime did not implement quarantines.
The Ministry of Health said quarantine belonged in “medieval times”.
The world moved towards limiting gatherings as much as possible.
But the regime held nationwide university entrance exams and religious ceremonies.
Ignoring health officials, the regime reopened schools.
Countries across the world invested in and started widespread vaccination.
But the regime’s Supreme Leader banned the import of certified US and UK vaccines.
Many believe that the regime is using COVID-19 to prevent protests by an angry population, drowning in poverty.
So-called COVID-19 prevention nightly curfews are implemented for security reasons and to prevent angry Iranians from writing anti-regime slogans on public walls at night.