Science, Politics

December 02, 2020

China gives Kim Jong Un an experimental coronavirus vaccine

Source: Pixabay (Victoria Borodinova) 

The Gist

US analysis believe the North Korean leader and his family have been given Covid-19 vaccines provided by the Chinese government in recent weeks.  

The List

  • There have been many rumors around North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's health in recent months. 
  • The latest speculation comes from US intelligence which believes that China has provided an experimental vaccine to Kim and his family. 
  • Although the North Korean media has been fairly silent about the pandemic, it has also imposed strict lockdowns and even cut off supply chains with China to reduce the spread of the virus. 
  • It is not known how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected North Korea. 

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