More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many authoritarian regimes continue to provide misleading or unclear information to the world about how they have handled the pandemic, as well as continuing to withhold information about other health emergencies.
North Korea recently said it had “dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease,” state media reported Sunday, without specifying what the disease is.
“At least 800 families suffering from what North Korea has only called an ‘acute enteric epidemic’ have received aid in South Hwanghae Province so far,” Reuters reported.
“Enteric refers to the gastrointestinal tract, and South Korean officials say it may be cholera or typhoid,” the report said.
Source: Authoritarian regimes are a health threat to the world – analysis – The Jerusalem Post