The Pandemic is Dwindling, but Iran’s Politicization of the Coronavirus Has Taken Its Toll

The Iranian government’s idiosyncratic response to the health emergency and its ideological handling of the immunization plans still resonates with many as the symptom of a broader malaise: the perception that to the government, politics supersede Iranian lives.

The Pandemic is Dwindling, but Iran’s Politicization of the Coronavirus Has Taken Its Toll
Mohammad Mokhber, then head of the organization of the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order, unveils the COVIran Barekat vaccine at the Barekat vaccine production center in Karaj, Iran May 11, 2021. (Majid Asgaripour/WANA)

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