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Hey! At least they don’t have any fat people!!

Get a load of this:

North Korea’s health system would be the envy of many developing countries because of the abundance of medical staff that it has available, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, speaking a day after returning from a 2-1/2 day visit to the reclusive country, said malnutrition was a problem in North Korea but she had not seen any obvious signs of it in the capital Pyongyang.

North Korea — which does not allow its citizens to leave the country — has no shortage of doctors and nurses, in contrast to other developing countries where skilled healthcare workers often emigrate, she said.

This allows North Korea to provide comprehensive healthcare, with one “household doctor” looking after every 130 families, said the head of the United Nations health agency, praising North Korea’s immunization coverage and mother and child care.

At first when you read this, you have to be thinking it is some kind of joke or something. However, the joke would be on you because this story appears in the Washington Post. Sure, it was a string article from Reuters, but shouldn’t the editors over at the WaPo read this thing and laughed before they put it in their paper.

But, hey! at least during her “brief stay” in Pyongyang, Ms. Chan didn’t see any fat people:

Chan spent most of her brief visit in Pyongyang, and she said that from what she had seen there most people had the same height and weight as Asians in other countries, while there were no signs of the obesity emerging in some parts of Asia.

But she said conditions could be different in the countryside.

Oh, you don’t say? A Commie nation shows only the good parts of its utopia and doesn’t dare show you any of its bad parts so it gives you the favorable impression that there’s no shortage of doctors and there’s no fat people, except you don’t know about the countryside? I wouldn’t have believed that such a trick would work in today’s world after all of the information we have gotten about Soviet Communism and “press junkets” (see The Forgotten Man for a tutorial), but I see that many people have simply forgotten history.

Oh, and if the WHO can say this about North Korea’s system then surely it can also say that the US has the worst healthcare system because it is not socialized and in both instances it would be lying, right?

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