May 23, 2024

Are North Korea’s public health problems exaggerated?

Academic says rates of preventable diseases in the North are dropping

It’s an article of faith among North Korea’s critics that the regime can’t feed it’s own people, and that its problems with food insecurity are among the worst internationally.

But what if what they know just isn’t so?

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