February 27th, 2020
This is purely speculation, but rumors have been floating around that when high profile arrests take place they are usually masked by a death or illness (Think John McCain, George Bush Sr., etc), and lately it’s been claimed by anonymous sources (lame, I know) that Coronavirus will be used to do the same. Coincidentally enough just a day after hearing this said anon, these two stories begin to circulate:
Iran’s vice-president diagnosed with disease as outbreak spreads
Masoumeh Ebtekar is among 254 people infected with the virus in the Middle Eastern nation, where 26 people have been killed.
The vice-president for women and family affairs is better known internationally as the English-language spokeswoman for the hostage-takers who seized the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, sparking a 444-day diplomatic crisis.”
Illness forces the Pope to cancel an event in Rome a day after showing solidarity with coronavirus sufferers and shaking hands with congregation at weekly audience
- Pope Francis cancelled an event Thursday due to a ‘slight indisposition’
- Comes a day after he was seen coughing and blowing his nose during Mass
- Earlier in the day he met crowds where he kissed faces and touched hands
- Italy is currently in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, with towns in lockdown
We will update this article if/when more high profile cases are announced.