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N Korea reports 270,000 new fever cases amid COVID crisis

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Health officials in North Korea found 269,510 more people with feverish symptoms and reported another six deaths, state media said Tuesday, as the country grapples with an escalating but largely undiagnosed COVID-19 outbreak across its unvaccinated population.

An extremely low number of deaths, compared to the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.

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North Korea don’t want any help. They are known as the hermit kingdom for a reason.

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I think n Korea trying to get those free Covid handouts from the USA.

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An extremely low number of deaths, compared to the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.

But it's only been a few days since the first case was "officially" found.

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An extremely low number of deaths, compared to the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan

A number nobody considers reliable, same as in China.

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NK is one big petri dish at the moment. Lets hope no nasty variants emerge.

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Kim has already solved the problem. As of yesterday 7 out of 10 of his country's best doctors said he was doing an excellent job fighting COVID-19. As of this morning all 7 out of 7 say he Is doing an excellent job.

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Health officials in North Korea found 269,510 more people with feverish symptoms and reported another six deaths, state media said Tuesday, as the country grapples with an escalating but largely undiagnosed COVID-19 outbreak across its unvaccinated population.

Can't trust a word they say. Same with China.

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NK is one big petri dish at the moment. Lets hope no nasty variants emerge.

In a country with low vaccination rates, deficient medical attention and widespread infection? the chances are extremely high, even if just for this reason it would be justified for other countries to offer vaccines. If a new strain appears that can evade the immunity produced until now then North Korea could become a huge bio-risk for the rest of the world.

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Meanwhile, the NK government is more excited about missile tests than helping its own people. It’s such a crazy world!

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Whatever variant is now infecting the people of Bukhan, it is probably NOT one of the earlier more lethal variants and may prove about as effective at protecting the mass of people as the best vaccine the West has produced with about the same number of deaths as the best Western vaccine has produced as 'side effects'. That would be justice of a sort for the most picked on, most maligned, in reality least threatening, tiny country on the planet facing serious external threats, intimidation, and actual harm from the planet's biggest bully and its local stooge and still staying feisty and weathering it all with an unflagging spirit and unabated disobedience to blind domination by psychopaths. Whatever outrageous lies one may believe about the place and the people, one is a small person, indeed, to not still admire their tenacity. I wish them good luck with this disease.

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Only the poor and the helpless will suffer and pay the ultimate price, little kim and his bodies are probably already vaccinated.

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After maintaining a widely doubted claim for two years that it had perfectly kept the virus out of its territory, North Korea acknowledged domestic COVID-19 infections last week, saying that an unspecified number of people in capital Pyongyang tested positive for the fast-moving omicron variant.

Sympathy is owed to the people of NK,

A number nobody considers reliable, same as in China.

Of course you have some source that provides evidence that China's numbers are not reliable?

Recently it has been reported here that even New York City is undercounting its numbers.

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Of course you have some source that provides evidence that China's numbers are not reliable?

It has been repeatedly reported everywhere.

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/china-s-hiding-real-covid-deaths-by-masking-cause-of-death-report-122041700536_1.html

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/chinas-hiding-real-covid-19-deaths-by-masking-cause-of-death-reports-say/articleshow/90894831.cms

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-61117738

Recently it has been reported here that even New York City is undercounting its numbers.

Which would be also bad, but does nothing to increase the confidence in China's or NK's numbers.

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