Aug 24, 2021 09:10 PM IST
'We may be entering some kind of stage of endemicity where there is low level transmission or moderate level transmission going on but we are not seeing the kinds of exponential growth and peaks that we saw a few months ago,' Swaminathan said.
- Jun 20, 2021 10:40 AM IST
WHO doesn't have the information necessary to make the recommendation on whether or not a booster will be needed, Swaminathan has said.
- Jun 18, 2021 08:27 PM IST
'The Delta variant is well on its way to becoming the dominant variant globally because of its increased transmissibility,' Swaminathan told a news conference.
- Jun 13, 2021 01:56 PM IST
When M.S. Swaminathan, known as the Father of India’s Green Revolution, faced criticism about the effects of pesticides, he did not take it the wrong way but looked for solutions instead, she remembers.
- May 10, 2021 08:29 PM IST
"All available vaccines reduce severity of infection," Soumya Swaminathan while speaking on India's double mutant variant, adding that even if a person contracts COVID-19 after getting vaccinated, the infection is mild in most cases.
- May 09, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Swaminathan, an Indian paediatrician and clinical scientist, said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in India last October, was clearly a contributing factor to the catastrophe unfolding in her homeland.
- Jan 12, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out.
- Dec 05, 2020 11:21 AM IST
To date 189 countries have joined the COVAX programme, which is backed by the WHO and seeks to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines. The United States is not among them, having secured bilateral deals.
- Aug 26, 2020 06:21 PM IST
On vaccine development for the novel coronavirus, Soumya Swaminathan said: "By early 2021, we should have some good news."
- Aug 24, 2020 06:51 PM IST
President Donald Trump on Sunday approved an emergency authorisation of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients.
- Aug 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The Chief Scientist of WHO, Soumya Swaminathan, in an interactive session through video conference said,as of now about 28 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are under clinical trial, of which five are entering Phase-II and over 150 candidates are in pre-clinical trials across the globe.
- Jul 24, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Swaminathan, answering questions on social media platforms, also said testing vaccines for safety and efficacy - usually a years-long process - could be accelerated to just six months in the midst of the pandemic, if data satisfied regulators that they have enough information to issue approvals.