Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicSoumya Swaminathan

Topic: Soumya Swaminathan

Long road ahead to determine Covid origins, life after pandemic, says WHO chief scientist

In an interview with Bloomberg, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says it would be 'foolish' to drop precautions as a variant can arise anywhere and we'd be back to square one.

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.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.