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North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak; Kim orders lockdown

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By KIM TONG-HYUNG and HYUNG-JIN KIM

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I know practically zero about this guy, can you give example of what he said that came true?

and oh, yes. He also published data out of Israel and the UK and suggested that the same results could be expected in the US.

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I know practically zero about this guy, can you give example of what he said that came true?

It has to do with the efficacy of the vaccines and their shelf life. Ill direct you to the situation as of today, May 12, 2022 as for the results.

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The wonderful thing is every statement Alex Berenson was banned on Twitter for has been proven to be true!

I know practically zero about this guy, can you give example of what he said that came true?

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That won’t help. 

Maybe get South Korea to drop translated leaflets about scamdemics with Alex Berenson material.

Give the more idotic elements north of the border something to occupy their minds.

The wonderful thing is every statement Alex Berenson was banned on Twitter for has been proven to be true!

Leaflets with his advice and or directions would only help the Hermit Kingdom (if they aren't already heeding his words)

Just the other day, this absolute failure Ive known for years (a dear friend) admitted to me that he sequestered his long-suffering wife and he in their dank little 2DK for over a year because he was so distraught by the hysteria. (He is and has always been hysterical)

Suffice it to say his already depressed wife did not take kindly to another year to the abject failure that she had married.

Only now, after the damage has been done, he admits that everything Berenson has written has come to pass.

I can only shake my head and say a little prayer for his wife, who is trapped in a failed relationship in a foreign country..

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Kim's partners and creators Russia and China have each developed vaccines, I wonder whether Kim has asked either for their help.

They were offered previously but declined the offer, saying more severely impacted countries should receive them first. A nice gesture, but hopefully the offer still stands now that they could use them too.

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"North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday ..."

So business as usual.

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They just need to wear mask for 2 weeks to flatten the curve.

The masks work - right?

And Omicron only is infectious for less than 2 weeks - right?

It's amazing that any country still has C19 after wearing masks and vaccinations.

Godspeed and lobe to the North Korean people.

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Could be a real disaster if no one there is vaccinated.

One thing going for them is that there might be only 1 fat person there

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

That was absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

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Kim Jong Un still hasn’t publicly asked for any aid including COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and South Korea amid the prolonged stalemate in nuclear diplomacy.

Kim's partners and creators Russia and China have each developed vaccines, I wonder whether Kim has asked either for their help. I think it's a shame that North Korean citizens might be at risk of getting smacked by the virus, and that the NK leader might be unwilling to do whatever he can to help his people, and that South Korea would risk further spread of the virus by not offering to help their neighbors and kin to the north.

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3 fire hydrants in a corner in a room............why?

This should be an interesting story to follow.

I wonder if this outbreak will cause Fatty to open up, finalize or enrage the nonsense that is NK?

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Curious to see how the NK citizenry handles lockdown. Will they even notice?

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Seems a full lockdown:

"Kim Jong Un orders lockdown after North Korea reports first COVID-19 case"

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/05/12/asia-pacific/north-korea-first-covid-case/

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Disastrous for NK. Omicron will tear through an unvaccinated population. Perhaps holding those parades showing of nukes wasnt such a good idea

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Exactly !

Covid doesn't come in one's.

Impossible there's only one infection.

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This is alarming! Please pray for the safety of the people of North Korea!

That won’t help.

Maybe get South Korea to drop translated leaflets about scamdemics with Alex Berenson material.

Give the more idotic elements north of the border something to occupy their minds.

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@Sven

I agree that where there is one, there will probably be more, but everywhere had to start with the first reported case. I doubt they'd test one person and call it a day. Unfortunately we don't know much about their methodology but one would assume they are at least testing those the confirmed case had contact with.

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One case? 

"The Korean Central News Agency said tests from an unspecified number of people in the capital Pyongyang confirmed they were infected with the Omicron variant."

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Kim during the meeting called for officials to stabilize transmissions and eliminate the infection source as fast as possible.

RIP to the source(s).

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Could be a real disaster if no one there is vaccinated.

One thing going for them is that there might be only 1 fat person there

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This is very alarming! Please pray for the safety of the people of North Korea! #StayHomeSaveLives

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One case? That’s impossible and bare of logic because where’s one there have to be more nearby too. Still only one case, that was only valid for the first some minutes and that first infected person at that Wuhan lab two and a half years ago and only valid while still no transmission to the next person.

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I would take this news with a grain of salt, but why even announce their "first COVID-19 case" now when they could keep saying they have a spotless track record?

I think it isn't that crazy to assume that a country that has totally locked down outside contact could manage to stay spotless for so long. They aren't the only country, several other relatively isolated countries (mostly pacific islands) have managed the same, because there is so little contact.

Nor would they gain much from lying about it, unless they suddenly want to start allowing tourism again.

Plagues, wars, what else poses a greater threat to the human race than communism right now?

Capitalism.

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I would take this news with a grain of salt, but why even announce their "first COVID-19 case" now when they could keep saying they have a spotless track record?

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Virus,I know you do not , believe Kim hoax

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Oh dear, where are the fact checkers when you need them? ;)

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Believe this ,you believe anything,l know at least 10 people that died of Covid and one store ,I shopped at most of them had COVID

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Kim is depicted in the 2nd pic perhaps ordering anti-craft guns at the ready to treat individual cases?

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North Korea so far has shunned vaccines offered by the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program, possibly because those have international monitoring requirements.

Communism at its finest. Reminds me of Maduro torching humanitarian aid trucks full of medicine and food.

Plagues, wars, what else poses a greater threat to the human race than communism right now?

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Photo caption should read: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un targets virus with ICBM

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That's definitely unfortunate, but not too surprising either. Still pretty admirable that they kept things under control for so long.

The thing is that nobody outside of North Korea can know if they kept things under control, that is just what they say, but it is not like they the international community can freely corroborate it. It may be just that the outbreaks are much more out of control now and it has become impossible to pretend they have no cases.

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That's definitely unfortunate, but not too surprising either. Still pretty admirable that they kept things under control for so long; admittedly a lot easier when international travel is severely curtailed.

For the sake of the people there, hopefully this can be stopped before it spreads any further.

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Omedetou gozaimasu.

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