- Kim is overweight and smokes, which would make him widely considered to have comorbidity factors, two conditions making one more susceptible to dying form illness.
- Outbreak of virus over past several months sent country into lockdown
- Kim’s sister earlier this month said leader had ‘fever’ during pandemic.
- The term “high fever” is used by Pyongyang to refer to COVID
Communist Party paper Rodong Shinmun stated Monday, as translated, Kim became “seriously ill with [a] high fever” after meeting in May with infected frontline workers.