Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicSoumya Swaminathan

Topic: Soumya Swaminathan

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya meets WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan to discuss Covaxin approval

Covaxin had earlier this month received a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice compliance from Hungary, which paved a way for another significant milestone for Bharat Biotech.

Mixing vaccines without evidence a ‘dangerous’ trend, WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan says

Swaminathan warned that it will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding ‘when and who should be taking a second, third or fourth dose’.

Bar association serves legal notice to WHO chief scientist over Ivermectin guidelines

Mumbai-headquartered Indian Bar Association claims WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan ‘ran disinformation campaign’ against Ivermectin.

India must boost surveillance, monitor variants to fight a 3rd wave: WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO, says there is no scientific basis to claim that children and teens will be affected more in the third wave.

Govt should protect vaccine makers against all lawsuits — Adar Poonawalla

Speaking at the Global Technology Summit 2020 organised by Carnegie India, Poonawalla said the government can intervene and protect vaccine manufacturers from 'frivolous claims'.

Portable health data, infodemic management — WHO chief scientist lists Covid lessons to learn

In an article in The Hindu, Soumya Swaminathan also writes about the pandemic's impact on women and the lack of available data 'disaggregated by sex and age'.

Investing in public health most important lesson of Covid pandemic, says WHO chief scientist

Addressing the 15th JRD Tata Memorial Oration, Soumya Swaminathan highlighted the impact of the pandemic on education, violence against women, reproductive health and services.

Fair distribution, allocation of Covid vaccine a big challenge, says WHO chief scientist

India, however, is in a good position because many companies are working on vaccine development, either on their own or in collaboration, chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan added.

Covid-19 a perfect storm with end nowhere in sight, says top expert and Trump adviser Fauci

Addressing the same webinar as Fauci, WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan says it is working to ensure equitable distribution of Covid vaccine when it’s out.

India screened only 19% of inbound passengers for Covid until 23 March, RTI reply reveals

According to the RTI reply, most passengers travelling from Europe were exempted from screening until early March.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.