July 03, 2022

US should enlist China and Russia to provide COVID aid to North Korea: Expert

Troy Stangarone cites what medical experts say is risk dangerous variants could emerge from unchecked outbreak in DPRK

The U.S. should work with China and Russia to convince North Korea to allow international COVID-19 aid and expertise into the country, the director of a major Korea-focused think tank said Friday, citing what health experts say are the risks of new variants emerging from unchecked transmission.

Troy Stangarone of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) told NK News in an interview that the COVID-19 situation in North Korea poses a “real” and “immediate” concern.