Nearly every person in Iran seems to have had covid-19 at least once – New Scientist

A student waits to receive a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine dose at a vaccination centre set up inside a school in Iran's capital Tehran on October 7, 2021. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

A student waiting to receive a covid-19 vaccine in Iran’s capital Tehran

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Nearly everyone in Iran has been infected by the coronavirus at some point during the covid-19 pandemic, and some have caught the virus more than once, but the country still hasn’t achieved herd immunity. Instead, Iran is seeing a punishing new wave of deaths driven by the delta variant.

Iran was one of the first countries after China to be hit by the pandemic, and it had a slow start to its vaccine roll-out. By July …

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