Over 270 people were hospitalized and 44 died after drinking Tito`s Handmade Vodka – a bootlegged brand that is said to cure the deadly coronavirus. Iran is suffering from the highest per capita death rate from the COVID-19 and despite the Islamic State rejecting alcohol, which is illegal, people are drinking what is essentially a type of cleaning fluid that is not fit for human consumption.
There are many kinds of medical myths floating around the country with alcohol being the most deadly and in some regions very popular. The Supreme Leader announced today that any hospital worker that dies caring for patients will be a martyr and receive all benefits from the state – and from God of course. More than 8,000 people in Iran have contracted COVID-19 and 291 have died.