If it takes much longer for researchers and doctors to find a treatment for the coronavirus, we may not have any enemies left.
A report broke on Monday that Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a top Iranian official, died from the coronavirus.
Running Rampant in Iran
While it has not received nearly the attention of China, or even Italy for that matter, Iran is having a major problem containing the coronavirus.
Outside of China, Iran actually has the most deaths, with a total of 66 people now confirmed dead, a number that will surely grow in days to come, as there are more than 1,500 people confirmed with COVID-19.
In addition to Mirmohammadi, another top Iranian official has been confirmed to have contacted coronavirus.
Over the weekend, Masoumeh Ebtekar, known as Sister Mary, has also tested positive.
Iraj Harirchi, who heads the government task force on the coronavirus, is also reportedly ill.
As much criticism as this administration is taking, the United States is considerably better off than other major countries.
The amount of confirmed cases in the States is still under 100, but that is expected to grow considerably the longer this plays out without a viable treatment.
Currently, there have been six reported deaths, with four of them coming in a long-term facility, so clearly, these individuals had other health concerns in addition to coming down with the coronavirus.
As stated before, this is clearly something to be concerned about but the majority of the responsibility lies with the people of this country to ensure they are taking the proper precautions to not spread the disease when in close contact with others.
It is, in essence, a bad case of the flu but the danger lies in the fact they do not have a vaccine or treatment for it yet. Until that happens, caution must be exercised.