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Doctors and nurses died as Iran ignored virus concerns

May 12, 2020 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - They are regarded as heroes, their fallen colleagues as martyrs. But for doctors and nurses still dealing with Iran's growing number of coronavirus infections, such praise rings hollow.

While crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S. left Iran ill-equipped to deal with the fast-moving virus, some medical professionals say government and religious leaders bear the brunt of the blame for allowing the virus to spread - and for hiding how much it had spread.

Those medical work...