Soumya Swaminathan(Search results - 12)
Top StoriesAug 12, 2021, 6:56 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mandaviya meets WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan over WHO's approval of Covaxin
A week ago, Bharat Biotech received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance certificate from Hungary in the manufacturing of Covaxin.
HealthJul 13, 2021, 7:43 PM IST
Video: WHO warns against 'mixing and matching' Covid vaccines
Terming it as a dangerous trend, the WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said there was limited data available about the implications of administering two different shots of the vaccine.
CoronavirusJul 2, 2021, 10:54 AM IST
Expert Advice: Why is it necessary to be fully vaccinated?
"Why do you want to take the risk of doing that? Why do you want to be one person in the chain of transmission," asks WHO's Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan.
CoronavirusJul 2, 2021, 10:45 AM IST
Expert Advice: Are vaccines effective against Delta variant?
WHO's Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan clarifies that all of the WHO emergency-use listed vaccines protect against developing severe disease, hospitalization and death due to the Delta variant.
HealthJun 6, 2021, 10:16 AM IST
Coronavirus: Vaccination advice for pregnant women and new mothers
WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on whether or not women who are expecting or are breastfeeding infants should take the Covid-19 vaccine.
Coronavirus IndiaMay 11, 2021, 10:05 AM IST
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says India's COVID-19 figures worrying; calls to report actual numbers
Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the Indian government to lock down the world's second-most populous country.
IndiaAug 26, 2020, 6:58 PM IST
Fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccine a challenge: WHO chief scientist
On vaccine development for the novel coronavirus, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that by early 2021, we should have some good news.
IndiaAug 5, 2020, 9:40 AM IST
Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 testing rate lower than other nations, says WHO chief scientist
Soumya Swaminathan said the number of tests being conducted is not adequate if the COVID-19 test positivity rate is above 5%.
WORLDJul 24, 2020, 3:12 PM IST
Coronavirus: WHO scientist sees regulators cooperating to speed up COVID-19 vaccine approval
"Whilst speed is important, it cannot be at the cost of compromising on the safety or the efficacy standards that one is setting for oneself," WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said
IndiaJul 5, 2020, 1:07 PM IST
WHO-led global response to COVID-19 still miles away from success
The WHO-led global response needs $31.3 billion for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines. The money would go to the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration initiated in April to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
IndiaJul 5, 2020, 10:30 AM IST
Coronavirus: WHO lauds India’s efforts in COVID-19 battle, says focusing on data very important
Chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan praised India's efforts of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic but said that more attention is required on data processing in compliance with WHO guidelines
IndiaJun 2, 2020, 11:41 AM IST
Population density challenge for India as it eases COVID-19 lockdown, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
As India bounces back to normalcy with social distancing and masks on faces, deputy director-General of the World Health Organization Soumya Swaminathan said that one of the biggest challenges India will face as it eases lockdown is that of population density