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Iran: COVID-19 Disinformation Fact-Sheet   [open html - 0B]

From the Facts: "[1] Iran's lack of transparency about its coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a catastrophic public health risk to the Iranian people, as well as to Iran's neighbors. [2] Instead of halting flights to China when the risk of contagion was clear, the regime threatened and imprisoned dozens of Iranians who told the truth about the outbreak. The regime encouraged large public gatherings to try to bolster its legitimacy, with no regard for the health risk to Iranian citizens. [3] The regime is hiding a significant amount of information about the coronavirus outbreak. It is likely far worse that the regime is admitting. This lack of transparency poses a significant health risk to the Iranian people, as well as to Iran's neighbors."

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2020-03-23
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U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/
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