This post was first published on March 1, 2020, what feels like a lifetime ago.
- 87,470 confirmed cases
- 2,990 confirmed deaths
- 42,670 recovered
- 72 confirmed cases
- One confirmed death
- S&P lost $3.6 trillion in value this week
- 79,826 confirmed cases
- 2,761 confirmed deaths
- China's economic activity is the worst on record
- 978 confirmed cases
- 54 confirmed deaths
- Iran's Coronavirus mortality rate is 3-5x higher than China's
The virus has officially reached the highest levels of Iran's government – including the country's vice president, members of parliament, and clerics. From the New Yorker:
Masoumeh Ebtekar announced that she, too, had contracted the coronavirus. The day before, she had attended a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet. Two members of parliament, including the chairman of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, have also been infected, as has the mayor of a district in Tehran and a senior cleric who had served as Iran’s Ambassador to the Vatican.