The Young Turks

Trump’s carelessness could cost over 3 million Iranians their lives. Ana Kasparian, Nando Vila, and Francesca Fiorentini, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. 

"Researchers at the respected Sharif University of Technology in Tehran have created a computer simulator to test different scenarios for the further spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, across Iran. They concluded that in a best-case scenario — in which the government quarantines all high-risk areas, people strictly obey quarantine rules, and access to sufficient medical supplies is guaranteed — the country would reach the peak of the epidemic in roughly one week, and the death toll would exceed 12,000.

Yet that scenario is unrealistic in all three instances: The government can't impose quarantine, people will not obey quarantine rules, and the medical supply situation is catastrophic thanks to US sanctions and chronic mismanagement."

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Nando Vila, Francesca Fiorentini

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Nando Vila, Francesca Fiorentini