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Korea Economic Institute presents

North Korea’s COVID Outbreak: A Conversation with Kee B. Park, MD

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Event Date

June 21st 11:00am - 11:30am ET

Event Location

Livestreamed via YouTube


Troy Stangarone


Kee Park
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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*This conversation has been rescheduled from the original date. It will now be taking place On June 21 at 11:00 am U.S. EDT.

Early in the pandemic North Korea shut its borders to the outside world to prevent the spread of COVID-19 domestically. For the last two years, North Korea’s border controls have largely protected the population from the pandemic but that changed in early May when Pyongyang announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 and large numbers of a quickly-spreading fever.

Please join KEI for a discussion with Kee B. Park, MD about how North Korea is handling the outbreak of COVID-19 and how the international community could help. Dr. Park is a Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the North Korea Program at the Korean American Medical Association. He leads the collaboration between U.S. and North Korean physicians. Since 2007, he has made 19 visits to North Korea, most recently in November 2019.