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Collected Item: “Iran: The double jeopardy of sanctions and COVID-19”

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Iran: The double jeopardy of sanctions and COVID-19

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This article discusses the effects of Covid-19 on Iran and how the sanctions imposed on Iran by the Trump administration exacerbated Covid’s effect on Iran’s already weak economy. It highlights Iran’s attempts to reduce the fatality rate despite a shortage of medical supplies. Additionally, the article posits that lifting sanctions during the pandemic might have reduced the death toll by thousands. While there is speculation that the true number of Covid deaths in Iran has been reduced and even misreported, this article highlights the connection between U.S. politics and the effects of sanctions imposed on countries during a public health crisis.

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HST580, Arizona State University, MENA, Middle East, Iran, Covid-19, politics, pandemic, sanction, politics, Trump administration, Trump

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Djavad Salehi Isfahani, Brookings

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