May 20, 2024

North Korea doesn’t want its people to know about COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Despite heavy coverage of COVID-19’s tragic impact overseas, DPRK state media remains silent on global vaccine rollout

Correction (May 4, 2021 at 7:23 p.m. KST): This article has been updated to correctly state that articles from North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper have not included stories about the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as of April 19. A previous version of this article stated that North Korea had not mentioned the existence of COVID-19 vaccines, but one article in Aug. 2020 mentioned COVID-19 vaccine development in Russia.

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