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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 01:07 PM Mar 2020

Iran's Corona Virus Graves visible from space


snip--"At the Behesht-e Masoumeh complex in Qom, about 80 miles south of Tehran, the excavation of a new section of the graveyard began as early as Feb. 21, satellite images show, and then rapidly expanded as the virus spread. By the end of the month, two large trenches — their lengths totaling 100 yards — were visible at the site from space."

snip--" Iran, a nation of about 80 million people, has suffered a particularly deadly surge of coronavirus infections, including among its top leadership. Iran’s Health Ministry says that 429 people have died of the virus, which causes the disease known as covid-19, and more than 10,000 have fallen ill. Among the dead are members of parliament, a former diplomat and even a senior adviser to the Supreme Leader. At least two dozen other officials, including a vice president, have been infected.

In Qom, the spiritual center of Iran’s ruling Shiite clerics, more than 846 people have contracted the virus, officials say. Iran’s government has not released an official death toll for Qom, however, where about 1.2 million people live. But videos, satellite images and other open-source data from the cemetery — a vast complex six miles north of the city center — suggest that the number of people struck down by the virus there is significantly higher than the official figure."

much more at source with the satellite photos.
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Iran's Corona Virus Graves visible from space (Original Post) irisblue Mar 2020 OP
Honestly that phrase doesn't mean much anymore. ZZenith Mar 2020 #1
You buried people in your car? irisblue Mar 2020 #3
Alarming thought for all of us seeking to dodge burial expenses. Hortensis Mar 2020 #4
LOL! n/t EndlessWire Mar 2020 #6
One of the images Roland99 Mar 2020 #2
Reportedly all Russia has less than 30 cases. Hortensis Mar 2020 #5


(4,105 posts)
1. Honestly that phrase doesn't mean much anymore.
Thu Mar 12, 2020, 01:18 PM
Mar 2020

I open up Google maps and my car is “visible from space.”


(58,785 posts)
5. Reportedly all Russia has less than 30 cases.
Thu Mar 12, 2020, 02:00 PM
Mar 2020

An impoverished, backwards state where, due to bad central management, hunger, and even famine, is still possible in areas away from the major cities.

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