Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared a video with his cabinet that allegedly showed proof that Iran had covered up its coronavirus death count, according to Axios. Turns out the clip came from a Hallmark Channel show.

What’s going on:

  • Netanyahu shared a video with his cabinet that showed officials “dropping bodies in garbage dumps,” according to Axios.
  • But the footage came from the 2007 Hallmark channel miniseries “Pandemic.”
  • Netanyahu reportedly said his national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, showed him the clip.
  • Axios said: “The video had been shared by Iranians on social media over the last week, and it was passed on to Netanyahu without any confirmation of its authenticity.”

What the show is about

  • According to Business Insider, the miniseries premiered in 2007 and showed the life of what happens during a flu pandemic. The flu originated in Australia and spread to the United States.
  • Business Insider reported: “There is a scene in the dramatized series where a garbage truck filled with bodies dumps them into a ditch.”

Iran’s numbers

  • Iran has reported more than 47,000 coronavirus cases and over 3,000 deaths.
  • Iran has said the United States’ sanctions against the country have led to an increased spread of the virus, according to The New York Times.