Why Has Media Changed Epicentre of Coronavirus?

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It’s very unfortunate to read news feeds of some people who are blaming the infected persons of spreading the disease with travel history to certain countries. Then according to their way of looking at things, Iran should blame China for spreading the virus in their country. Well, you cannot blame a person with a travel history to a certain country for spreading the virus. Moreover, every suspected person is not infected with COVID-19 disease. This is the job of administration to screen them and subsequently quarantine if their report comes positive.

Coronavirus spread in Iran via people who returned from China. But no media outlet blamed China for the Coronavirus pandemic in Iran.  So, why target Iran for the spread of virus here? Why don’t you report much on China and Italy which have maximum victims than Iran? Why are you only after Iran?

The people should know that the epicenter of Coronavirus is a Chinese city of Wuhan not Qom as is being projected. The virus has spread to all the continents except Antarctica and if we go by the same logic as I mentioned above then China should be isolated from the World for being the epicenter of Coronavirus.

You should be logical while writing and disseminating news which can be deemed as sane not anything out of your hatred for Iran. You should know that World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Iran as a role model in its fight against Coronavirus.

And let me share an important information with all of you. A group of US and Iranian researchers concluded that the places COVID-19 infection take hold on are with mild humidity and temperatures ranging from about 5 to 11 degrees Celsius (41 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter. This information can be handy to know the exact cause of the spread of Coronavirus.

May Allah Almighty rid the entire World from this menace. Ameen

Javeed Ali

Srinagar


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