Lee said North Korea rejected British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccines because of concerns over rare side effects. He added that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are now on North Korea’s radar, and that the regime has expressed interest in accepting vaccines from Moscow if the Russians would provide the doses at no charge.
North Korean state media have warned of a lengthy battle with coronavirus and said that vaccines are “never a universal panacea.”
A Fox News reporter citing unnamed US officials said ‘at least three’ US troops were wounded in the attack. Separately, a Taliban official has said that up to 13 people had been killed, including children. Over a dozen injuries have also been reported.