Articles about Soumya Swaminathan

Pandemic not over, new variant can arise anywhere: WHO scientist

11 Feb 2022

World
Pandemic not over, new variant can arise anywhere: WHO scientist

The World Health Organization's Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has said the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, as some people suggest.

No evidence to suggest healthy children need booster doses: WHO

20 Jan 2022

World
No evidence to suggest healthy children need booster doses: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said there is "no evidence" that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

16 Sep 2021

India
COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

COVID-19 may start becoming an endemic in India in the next six months, according to Dr. Sujeet Singh, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

COVID-19 may be entering endemic stage. What does it mean?

25 Aug 2021

India
COVID-19 may be entering endemic stage. What does it mean?

Coronavirus in India might be entering the "endemic stage," World Health Organization's (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said in an interview with The Wire.

As states reopen schools, WHO top scientist offers advice

11 Aug 2021

India
As states reopen schools, WHO top scientist offers advice

World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has supported the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not out of control: WHO on new coronavirus strain

22 Dec 2020

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Not out of control: WHO on new coronavirus strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that the new coronavirus strain found in the United Kingdom is not yet out of control and that the existing measures are enough to fight against it.

Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

05 Dec 2020

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Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

With encouraging news about the coronavirus vaccine trickling in, the World Health Organization said on Friday that it is expecting nearly half a billion doses will be available for distribution by the first quarter of 2021 under the global COVAX initiative.

India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

17 Oct 2020

Technology
India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

India may get a vaccine for COVID-19 by March 2021, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India (SII) has said.

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

17 Oct 2020

India
Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.

When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

13 Oct 2020

India
When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

Giving a glimmer of hope to a nation buried by coronavirus caseload and deaths linked to it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today India will most likely get the vaccine by early 2021.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

06 Oct 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

Coronavirus: Serum Institute ordered to halt recruitment for vaccine trial

12 Sep 2020

India
Coronavirus: Serum Institute ordered to halt recruitment for vaccine trial

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has ordered the Serum Institute of India (SII) to pause the recruitment of volunteers for Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by the University of Oxford and UK-pharma giant AstraZeneca.

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO

06 Jul 2020

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Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO

Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.

Coronavirus: WHO expert says India's 2-lakh cases 'modest', could explode

06 Jun 2020

India
Coronavirus: WHO expert says India's 2-lakh cases 'modest', could explode

Even as the coronavirus cases in India surpassed Italy's, top experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the outbreak is still "modest."

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

26 May 2020

World
COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

Vaishali R becomes India's latest Woman Grandmaster

13 Aug 2018

Sports
Vaishali R becomes India's latest Woman Grandmaster

The sister of R Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali R, became India's latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) after earning her third and final WGM norm at Riga Technical University Open at Latvia.

Indian chess-player says no to Iran-championship, due to mandatory hijab

13 Jun 2018

Sports
Indian chess-player says no to Iran-championship, due to mandatory hijab

Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan, who was chosen to represent India at the upcoming Asian Team Chess Championship, has pulled out of the competition after its venue was changed from Bangladesh to Iran.

Indian scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan named WHO's Deputy Director-General

04 Oct 2017

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Indian scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan named WHO's Deputy Director-General

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva has appointed India's Dr. Soumya Swaminathan as the Deputy Director-General for Programmes. She is currently the Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research.

In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

10 May 2017

India
In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a registry of rare diseases to record information about patients suffering from such illnesses.