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Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020
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Soumya swaminathan

Sep 10, 2020 22:38
AstraZeneca’s pause of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus after the illness of a participant is a “wake-up call” but should not discourage researchers, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief scientist said on Thursday. read more
Sep 05, 2020 06:21
This timeline is based on the fact that Phase 3 trials of many candidate vaccines are not expected to be concluded until the end of the current year, the WHO’s chief scientist added. read more
Aug 15, 2020 18:15
The WHO representative has been offering suggestions to the state health department to step up measures in fighting the pandemic. read more
Aug 14, 2020 08:53
While a vaccine will provide some measure of protection to societies around the globe, the virus is likely to flare up from time to time and be constantly battled, much like the flu and other pathogens. read more
Aug 04, 2020 16:59
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. read more
Jul 31, 2020 19:06
In a virtual meeting with senior AMC officials, chief scientist of the WHO Dr Soumya Swaminathan stressed on the need to create a big army of contact tracers consisting of students and graduates, and training them as it had been done in United Kingdom and Germany. read more
Jul 31, 2020 15:17
There are 24 vaccine candidates in clinical trials, though the success rate of such programs is normally 10%, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said last week. read more
Jul 25, 2020 07:57
In a social media live event organised by the World Health Organisation from Geneva, the scientist said that more waves of the infection would be required to get to a stage of natural immunity. read more
Jul 11, 2020 19:17
I’m prepared to bet the issues I’ve raised will keep popping up in our public discourse. If not the government, the media will raise them. When they do, it will help sort out meaningful information from mere detail and guff read more
Jun 26, 2020 21:14
“Certainly in terms of how advanced they are, the stage at which they are, they are I think probably the leading candidate,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a news conference. read more
Jun 18, 2020 15:27
Soumya Swaminathan said more study was needed to see whether hydroxchloroquine could prevent infection. read more
Apr 22, 2020 16:20
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the Geneva-based World Health Organisation (WHO) is leading the global partnerships on scientific research on a vaccine and drug therapies for the infection. read more
Jun 13, 2018 11:51
Soumya Swaminathan, a former world junior girls chess champion, said the dress code at the Asian Nations Chess Cup starting next month in Iran violated her rights. read more