Their prediction stemmed from the eradication of smallpox. Here's what they said more than three decades ago — and how it foreshadowed events of 2022.
After saying there were no cases, officials on May 12 announced an outbreak. But without an adequate supply of tests, some say North Korea is "flying blind." And it still doesn't have vaccines.
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The antiviral drug is prescribed to those at risk of severe disease. It's been credited with reducing hospitalizations. But then there's the "Paxlovid rebound."
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jean Lee, a journalist specializing in North Korea, about the country's report of a major disease outbreak that state media is not calling COVID-19, yet.