North Koreans ordered to hand over pet dogs to be killed for meat as country hit by food shortages 

North Koreans are ordered to hand over ‘decadent and bourgeois’ pet dogs so they can be killed and ‘provided to restaurants for meat’ as the country is rocked by food shortages Dictator Kim Jong-un announced in July that owning a pet is now against the law Authorities are identifying homes with dogs in Pyongyang and … Read more

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients shed as much of the virus as those with symptoms

COVID-19 patients with and without symptoms are equally contagious: Asymptomatic people have just as much virus in their noses, mouths and lungs as those who cough and run fevers, study finds Researchers looked at 303 patients isolated at a treatment center in Cheonan, South Korea The viral loads of asymptomatic coronavirus patients were very similar to … Read more

Trump becomes embroiled in jaw-dropping argument over coronavirus testing during new interview

President Donald Trump has declared that coronavirus is ‘under control’ in the United States and that the country’s death rate was ‘lower than the world’. In an interview with Axios on HBO that was filmed last Tuesday but only aired last night, Trump said the virus was well-controlled across the US despite the country averaging about … Read more

South Korea self-isolation app security flaws exposed user data

South Korea’s self-isolation app that monitors people in quarantine contained a serious security flaw that would allow hackers to access names and locations of users South Korea’s quarantine app contained multiple serious security flaws  It left personal data like name, real-time location, and phone number vulnerable The flaw has reportedly been fixed and there are … Read more

Coronavirus: School reopenings WILL trigger outbreaks

People are five times more likely to catch coronavirus from their own family than from contacts outside their household, a South Korean study suggests. Researchers from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) looked at 5,706 patients who had tested positive for the disease and more than 59,000 people who came into contact with them. The … Read more