Did Kim Jong Un Really Get Coronavirus Vaccine from China? Here’s What You Need to Know

 

North Korean Kim Jong Un’s health has likely been one of the most discussed topics of 2020. From reports about them Go away For him Resurrection, From Video Apologizing to his people about his delayed response Coronavirus Epidemic for countless speculation about him Successor Will, we’ve seen it all.

Now, as reports suggest, the Supreme Leader and his family have been vaccinated against it. Coronavirus.

Kim Jong Un and his family are given an experimental look Coronavirus The vaccine, an American analyst said on Tuesday, citing two unnamed Japanese intelligence sources.

Harry Kazanis, a North Korean expert at the Center for the National Interest Think Tank in Washington, said Kim and several senior officials in North Korea were vaccinated.

He did not clarify which company had supplied his drug candidate to Kims and whether it proved to be safe, he said.

Kim Jong Un and many other high-ranking officials within the Kim family and leadership network have been vaccinated Coronavirus Thanks to a vaccine candidate supplied by the Chinese government, within the last two to three weeks, “Kazanis wrote in an article for the online outlet 19FortyFive.

Quoting American medical scientist Peter J Hotz, he said that at least three Chinese companies were developing Coronavirus Vaccines including Synovac Biotech Ltd, CancinoBio and Sinofram Group.

Sinofram says its candidate has been used by nearly a million people in China, although no firm was known to have publicly launched their experimental Phase 3 clinical trials COVID-19 Drugs.

Some experts raised doubts that Kim would use an experimental vaccine.

“Even though a Chinese vaccine has been approved, none of the medicines are perfect and when she has completed multiple shelters, she will not be at risk,” said Choi Jung-hun, an infectious disease specialist from North Korea . In 2012 in the South.

Mark Barry, an East Barry analyst and Associate Editor of the International Journal on World Peace, said Kim would like to prove the European vaccines supplied by Beijing.

“The risk is very great. But he is happy to find Chinese personal protective equipment,” Barry said on Twitter.

North Korea has not confirmed any Coronavirus The transition, but South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS), has said that trade and people-to-people exchanges in the country may not occur, the source of the epidemic – before the border closes in late January.

Microsoft said last month that two North Korean hacking groups tried to break into the network of vaccine developers in several countries without targeting companies. Sources told Reuters that they included British drugmaker AstraZeneca.

NIS said last week it thwarted North Korea’s attempts to hack into South Koreans COVID-19 Vaccine makers.

On the other hand, China’s leading vaccine maker Sinopharma announced On Wednesday, it has submitted an application to the Chinese authorities for its marketing COVID-19 The vaccine based on data collected from the countries that carried out their clinical trials.

The results are expected to be good but it is up to the Chinese authorities to take a decision as the government has strict review standards. The vaccine maker says it is in the final stages before coming to market, and is now approving vaccine marketization as its top priority.

Earlier in November, results from an early-stage clinical trial of a Chinese vaccine candidate, CoronaVac, Revealed that the formulation appears safe and induces an antibody response in healthy volunteers between 18 and 59 years of age.

According to the findings of the Phase 1/2 Randomized Clinical Trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, vaccine candidates can induce participants to have an antibody response within 2 of days of the first vaccination, with two doses set aside 14 days.

While reports suggest that Kim Jong Un and his family have been vaccinated against Coronavirus, There are some questions that go unanswered – for example, it is as yet unknown which vaccine is administered and how safe it is.

(With inputs from agencies)

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