Reuters call to say that ‘The Sleeping Dragon’, China handed over an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the leader of North Korea namely Kim Jong Un and his family.
Harry Kazianis, a North Korean expert at The Center for The National Interest, stance that likewise Kim Jong Un, other considerable senior North Korean officials had been vaccinated. However, Harry further sticks around saying that- the Chinese company that supplied the vaccine candidate and its safety still remain sealed for the anxious population.
Citing Peter J. Hotez, a U.S. medical scientist, he stated that- “at least three Chinese companies were developing a coronavirus vaccine, including Sinovac Biotech Ltd., CanSinoBio and China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), an unlisted Beijing-based company.”
Not one firm, mentioned above, tip one’s hand on the results of Phase III clinical trials of their COVID-19 vaccines candidates. In its bulwark, Sinopharm says its vaccine candidate has already been used by roughly one million people in the nation of China.
Turning deaf ear, Hua Chunying, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, openly withholds to account the headline about the reported vaccines for North Korea.
Many experts, in the state of constant denial, reported about being dubious that Kim Jong Un would use an experimental vaccine.
Quoting Choi Jung-hun, an Infectious Disease Expert, “Even if a Chinese vaccine had already been approved, no drug is perfect and he would not take that risk when he has numerous shelters which can ensure almost complete isolation.”
Another denial stated in such a way that:
Mark Barry, an East Asia Analyst and Associate Editor of the International Journal on World Peace, said “Kim would prefer proven European vaccines to one supplied by Beijing.”
Lately, around one month ago, Microsoft made a statement that- two North Korean hacking groups had tried to break into the network of vaccine developers in multiple countries; which proves to align well with today’s breaking news headline.
Last week, the NIS- Network Information Service– said it had thwarted North Korea’s dry runs to hack into South Korean COVID-19 vaccine makers.
There is a prerequisite need to put North Korea under the microscopic.