[AP] N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-government-and-politics-disease-outbreaks-climate-environment-eea9f8418796546ce046102a71cde0c6 In a country where power is concentrated is the hands of a small ruling elite and hospitals often lack even basic supplies, defectors say it’s common for anyone who can to keep stocks of medicine in their homes — and senior officials are typically able to stockpile more than ordinary citizens. Observers also“[AP] N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave” 계속 읽기

[AP] Widespread disbelief over N. Korea’s tiny COVID death rate

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/covid-politics-health-epidemics-death-rates-2bd7ae2269b6a1b8a26f4095991a9a08 “North Korea could spend a couple more months massaging the statistics, but they could also abruptly announce their victory this weekend,” said Ahn Kyung-su, head of DPRKHEALTH.ORG, a website focusing on health issues in North Korea. “North Korea always operates beyond your imagination. It’s hard to predict what they’ll do, but they do“[AP] Widespread disbelief over N. Korea’s tiny COVID death rate” 계속 읽기

[AP] N. Korea’s low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-epidemics-north-korea-6135c9f9c72536afb67f5f7ceb0569d7 On Monday, when the North’s fever cases had already surpassed 1.2 million, Ryu Yong Chol, an official at Pyongyang’s anti-virus headquarters, said on state TV that the government had detected 168 COVID-19 cases as of last Saturday. There have been no updates on the North’s virus cases since then. Ahn Kyung-su, head of“[AP] N. Korea’s low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak” 계속 읽기

[UPI] North Korea reports 270,000 new ‘fever’ cases related to COVID-19 outbreak

LINK: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/05/17/COVID-19-omicron-outbreak-Kim-Jong-Un/6381652780077/ Pyongyang has been unusually candid in its media coverage of the outbreak, which may be intended to invite international aid, said Ahn Kyung-su of DPRKHealth.org, a Seoul-based network and website which monitors public health information from the North. “I think North Korea wants to receive support for COVID pills such as Paxlovid, rather“[UPI] North Korea reports 270,000 new ‘fever’ cases related to COVID-19 outbreak” 계속 읽기