Kim Jung-un Claims He Cured AIDS and Ebola
We have become used to the transparent and crass propaganda that comes out of North Korea, including the endless pictures of Kim Jung-un pointing at stuff or playing with happy children. Now he has added snake-oil salesman to his list of fictitious accomplishments.
The Korean news agency announced:
Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) — Kumdang-2 Injection developed by the Korea Pugang Pharmaceutic Co., Ltd is believed to be efficacious for different epidemics.
In this regard KCNA met Dr. Jon Sung Hun, director of the company.
The researchers insert rare earth elements (REE) into insam (ginseng) by applying the micro-elementary fertilizers of REE to the fields of insam. Inside the herbal body of insam the REE had got combined with the saccharides into desired complex compounds.
The injection is made of extracts from those complex compounds.
As a strong immuno-activator, the injection has been recognized to prevent different malignant epidemics.
They cite a study in African in which they claim a “54% complete cure” rate for AIDS. The miracle drug also apparently cures MERS, bird flu, and Ebola. The announcement is probably timed as a response to the MERS outbreak currently active in South Korea – a respiratory viral infection that has already killed about two dozen people.
The North Korean scientists will not reveal what other “secret ingredients” the product has, only the rare earth infused ginseng.
The claims that the product activates the immune system is not based on any science. If true, such effects might be harmful, leading to inflammation and auto-immune disease. The claims, in fact, are so highly implausible that they are not being taken seriously by the scientific community, even if they were not coming from a totalitarian dictator.