Soumya Swaminathan

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Soumya Swaminathan said : “The pandemic has taught us that science and technology can help solve humankind’s problems, but need to be used with ethics and equity as the foundation. I look forward to working with the staff of MSSRF, and rural, tribal and coastal communities to use science for sustainable development,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “two-way communications….one would be able to send prescriptions as well as send images and do a number of other things,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have high vaccination coverage including among the elderly. What we don’t have is very high booster uptake. But we have built up a good level of protective immunity at the population level,” External link

rfi-en Saturday, January 7, 2023 3:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "While the focus perhaps is on vaccines here in this meeting, I think it is important not to forget diagnostics and therapeutics. Because the next pathogen will cause an outbreak whether or not a pandemic. We are not sure whether we will be able to develop a safe and effective vaccine successfully as it was possible for SARS-Cov 2," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We should have done it much earlier, based on the available evidence, and it is something that has cost the organisation” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 24, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

rttnews Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “It is developed together with experts in the field, and is the agreed direction for where we – as a global research community – need to invest energy and funds to develop tests, treatments and vaccines. We thank our donors like the US government, our partners, and the scientists who work with WHO to make this possible,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

irishsun Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:27:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Esta lista de patógenos prioritários tornou-se um ponto de referência para a comunidade de pesquisa sobre onde concentrar energias para gerenciar a próxima ameaça” External link

veja Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat,” External link

wam-en Monday, November 21, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan affermato : “Questo elenco di agenti patogeni prioritari è diventato un punto di riferimento per la comunità di ricerca su dove concentrare le energie per gestire la prossima minaccia” External link

aboutpharma Monday, November 21, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 21, 2022 5:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The main reason is that I feel an urge, after five years at the global level, to come back to more hands-on practical work in research and policy. I would like to turn all the ideas and concepts we have been promoting in the WHO into reality. I have met so many incredible people and been exposed to many good ideas and feel that I could be contributing to so many things in India. These are exciting times with so much interest and investment in health and I would like to be part of that transformation. There is a window of opportunity in India and in countries like India, which are taking health seriously, to really build strong and resilient primary health systems and empower communities. I have always wanted to live and work in India, and whenever I had an opportunity abroad, it has always been for a limited amount of time,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This was real innovation, and every time a clinical trial reported results, we would update the guidelines so that people would know which drugs were effective,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “All divisions, departments and teams should be in place and there should be no confusion as to who is doing what. Of course, we all learnt on the job as the science division was new,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "I think it's going to be very important for the reputation and ultimately for India to remain as a leader in the generic medicine and vaccines space to prove beyond doubt that we have a very strong regulatory system," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "So, I think there's already been a number of recommendations made into strengthening and identifying some of the weaknesses in the current system and strengthening it," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are over 300 sub-varients of Omicron . I think the one that is concerning right now is XBB which is a recombinant virus. We had seen some recombinant viruses before. It is very immune evasive which means, it can overcome the antibodies. So slightly we may see another wave of infections in some countries because of XBB," External link

business-standard Friday, October 21, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

expressindia Friday, October 21, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 21, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

thehindu Friday, October 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "we have a very strong regulatory system" External link

thehindu Friday, October 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we now have many tools and the most important thing is vaccines," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The newly-detected recombinant XBB is more immune evasive among Omicron's 300 sub-variants. It is likely we may see a wave caused by these sub-variants. As of now, there is no data from any country that shows the newly emerged sub-variants are causing severity and leading to more hospitalisation. So we should continue to do strategic genome sequencing," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” External link

news18 Friday, October 21, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

business-standard Friday, October 21, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines," External link

dnaindia Friday, October 21, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The newly-detected recombinant XBB is more immune evasive among Omicron's 300 sub-variants. It is likely we may see a wave caused by these sub-variants. As of now, there is no data from any country that shows the newly emerged sub-variants are causing severity and leading to more hospitalisation. So we should continue to do strategic genome sequencing," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” “As far as vaccine coverage is concerned, our goals are 100 per cent of people over the age of 60 and 100 per cent of health care and frontline workers. Then we have a goal of achieving 70 per cent of the country, but subgroups are more important because they are most likely to face morbidity and mortality,” External link

india Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Many people just think that it is just like the flu or any other respiratory infection, but more and more data is coming out on how COVID is affecting all organ systems and not just the respiratory route. It also affects the cardiovascular system and the inflammatory environment. So we have seen the risk of diabetes doubling, we have seen the risk of heart attacks…and other neurocognitive problems,” External link

india Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” “As far as vaccine coverage is concerned, our goals are 100 per cent of people over the age of 60 and 100 per cent of health care and frontline workers. Then we have a goal of achieving 70 per cent of the country, but subgroups are more important because they are most likely to face morbidity and mortality,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Many people just think that it is just like the flu or any other respiratory infection, but more and more data is coming out on how COVID is affecting all organ systems and not just the respiratory route. It also affects the cardiovascular system and the inflammatory environment. So we have seen the risk of diabetes doubling, we have seen the risk of heart attacks…and other neurocognitive problems,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “Using an mRNA platform will not solve that problem, though it offers a possibility for rapid development and testing of new tuberculosis vaccines. It is an exciting time for R&D in this space and Indian institutions and companies are well placed to take advantage of these technological developments as well as the existing supportive ecosystem,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 14, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Although dementia is the 7th leading cause of death globally, dementia research accounts for less than 1.5 per cent of total health research output" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 4, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan spiegato : “Sebbene la demenza sia la settima causa di morte a livello globale, la ricerca su questo tema rappresenta meno dell’1,5% della produzione totale di ricerca sanitaria” External link

aboutpharma Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained ( about Tedros Adhanom ) : “What Dr. Tedros actually said was: ‘We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic . We are not there yet, but the end is in sight. If we don’t take this opportunity now, we run the risk of more variants, more deaths, more disruption, and more uncertainty’. He also made the point that governments must increase efforts now so we can reach the end. Thus, he was actually saying governments must do the opposite of ‘letting down their guard ‘. Now we need to be increasing our guard — particularly increasing vaccination, surveillance testing, genomic sequencing to spot new variants,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : ”We are learning more about the long-term complications of COVID and the need to have clinical infrastructure in place to deal with the cardiac, neurological, metabolic and mental health sequelae of infection,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “The virus is continually adapting and staying one step ahead of us. Research into broad spectrum antivirals and pan-coronavirus vaccines is very important. Further, we need to promote coordinated interdisciplinary research into zoonotic diseases that can give rise to the next epidemic or pandemic, and develop countermeasures that are quickly repurposable to new pathogens,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The goal is to have an immune response against Covid which is both broad and long-lasting because we don’t know what the next variant is going to be. The aim should be to add as many different antigens as possible, add antigens beyond the spike protein. Ultimately, scientists would want to develop a ‘pan coronavirus vaccine’, which would be broadly protective against all the variants but also other types of Sars-CoV viruses,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Even now we see how countries like Africa have to aggressively demand vaccinations against monkeypox and some countries are hoarding them,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Genomic technologies are driving some of the most ground-breaking research happening today. Yet the benefits of these tools will not be fully realized unless they are deployed worldwide. Only through equity can science reach its full potential impact and improve health for everyone, everywhere,” External link

maravipost Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We, as far as I know, have not received any proposals for a name to replace monkeypox" External link

npr Monday, August 1, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “That’s a key part of the virus that attached itself to the human receptor, so we have to watch that,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan wrote : "We need to be prepared for these COVID-19 waves- each new variant will be more transmissible, and immune evasive- higher numbers infected will translate into greater hospitalizations and sickness. All countries must have a data driven plan to quickly respond to changing situations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 15, 2022 8:13:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Genomic technologies are driving some of the most ground-breaking research happening today. Yet the benefits of these tools will not be fully realised unless they are deployed worldwide. Only through equity can science reach its full potential impact and improve health for everyone, everywhere” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It will be great to see this vaccine being rolled out in the national HPV vaccination strategies in India and globally. We have a real opportunity to eliminate cervical cancer which causes a lot of death and suffering worldwide among women,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan défend : "Les technologies génomiques sont à l'origine de certaines des recherches les plus révolutionnaires qui se déroulent aujourd'hui" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The chances of getting pan-coronaviruses vaccines are good. Researchers are using mRNA [the technology which brought us Pfizer and Moderna vaccines] to include the spike proteins of various coronaviruses to create broad [spectrum] vaccines. Research is also ongoing into nanoparticle-based vaccines and inactivated vaccines. In the next one to two years, we will see a lot of advances to protect us against multi-coronaviruses,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Mutations of viruses don’t necessarily get weaker. They can get more severe and more dangerous. The virus is changing but humans are acquiring more immunity too. We expect Covid will settle into an endemic condition, causing outbreaks and surges, but hopefully not leading to the situation that we had in 2020 and 2021 because of the immunity we have developed from vaccines and natural infection,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "What these bans do ... is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "It's unfortunate to see some countries going backward," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do...is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India , that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The sub-variants that are emerging are more transmissible than the original Omicron BA.1 and there is a likelihood of waning immunity. It is a possibility that there could be mini waves every four-six months or so and hence, apart from all Covid-appropriate precautionary measures that need to be taken, it is important to also track the variant,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Ideally we should have more trials, both combinations as well as different durations of treatment and different patient groups,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “There are a number of vaccines, mRNA but also the viral vectored vaccines like AstraZeneca and J&J and the inactivated vaccines like Sinopharm and Sinovac and also Covaxin and Novavax, etc., that have been approved in different countries for different age groups. So the best thing is to follow the countries’ guidelines because all of them have looked very carefully and have made sure that the benefits of vaccination exceed the risks. And so far from the millions of children who’ve been vaccinated around the world, we know that the side effects are very rare. Of course, children can get some fevers, some pain at the site of injection, maybe some body ache which lasts for a day or two, just like adults do. Overall safety profile of these COVID vaccines has really been excellent,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 16, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “What we know from immunology is that if you give another booster, you will see a temporary increase in the neutralising antibodies. "But what we’ve also seen is that these neutralising antibodies will wane quite rapidly,” External link

themirror Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Consideramos que a primeira fase de vacinação é composta por três doses” External link

regiao-sul Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan adiantou : "Não há dados específicos que justifiquem recomendar a quarta dose de forma mais generalizada" External link

jornaldenegocios Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : "Consideramos que a primeira fase de vacinação é composta por três doses" External link

jornaldenegocios Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan warned : “we have to be prepared for the possibility that this virus might change so much that it’s able to evade existing immunity” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said ( about Director General ) : “For example, when I was the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), we had set up a good relationship with the Ayush Ministry to undertake clinical trials for the treatment of dengue. There is a need for multi-institutional research and focus on collaborations with academia and health systems,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This is just in a worst-case scenario where the virus recombines, mutates or changes in a way where it may lead to overcoming the immunity that we have with the vaccines today. In such a case, we may have to update our vaccines – along the lines of influenza vaccines every year. A committee from the WHO meets twice a year and picks the most widely circulating strains that should go into the influenza vaccine,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “There will be vulnerable people – particularly the elderly, those with underlying illnesses who will get sick when Covid-19 transmission is high and some may die. However, we have the tools – diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs which must be started early to be effective. Continued surveillance is a must. There is more data emerging on aftereffects of Covid in terms of higher risk of cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease and diabetes and our health systems must be prepared to deal with that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “What we have also learnt from Covid is that all countries were unprepared for the pandemic. We had underinvested in public health. Luckily, thanks to decades of investment that happened in research and development in mRNA, other platforms, we were able to deliver vaccines in 325 days – something which no one could have predicted. Investment in science pays off and every country needs to think about that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The pandemic has impacted young children who have been out of school for two years. They will need help and support to catch up on these two years which hopefully does not become a permanent difficulty in their future career path,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We are still studying the XE recombinant closely and more information is coming. So far, there is no need to panic as it is not showing any early trends of more severe illness or greater immune evasion to vaccination,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said ( about World Tuberculosis ) : "Tuberculosis was the top infectious disease killer before Covid & will remain after. This should not be acceptable to any of us. We need to invest in better tools, data, health services, awareness, reduce stigma, provide social support - in other words, multi-sectoral action!" External link

business-standard Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “I don’t think the entire population is going to need annual vaccines,” External link

theatlantic Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We need eyes and ears everywhere,” External link

theatlantic Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Lots of lessons learnt during this pandemic to inform future R&D (research and development) and vaccine development for all infectious diseases. Appreciate having been part of these discussions,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Saturday, February 19, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 18, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

al Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Vimos o vírus evoluir, sofrer mutações, por isso sabemos que haverá mais variantes preocupantes, portanto, não estamos no fim da pandemia” External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

CBC Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

dw-en Friday, February 11, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, February 11, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 11, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

dw-en Friday, February 11, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, February 11, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Vimos o vírus evoluir, sofrer mutações... por isso sabemos que haverá mais variantes, mais variantes preocupantes, portanto não estamos no fim da pandemia" External link

uol Friday, February 11, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

wsau Friday, February 11, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, February 11, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

reuters-en Friday, February 11, 2022 11:49:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Heard immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

peopledaily Friday, February 4, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Herd immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

nationmultimedia Friday, February 4, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Heard immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

ecns Friday, February 4, 2022 3:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying, those are our elderly population, immunocompromised with underlying conditions and also health care workers,” External link

zerohedge Friday, January 28, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Not only would it protect people from current existing circulating variants, but from future variants -- and it would be broadly protective across beta coronaviruses (the family of pathogens that includes Covid, MERS and SARS-1)," External link

medindia Monday, January 24, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Not only would it protect people from current existing circulating variants, but from future variants -- and it would be broadly protective across beta coronaviruses (the family of pathogens that includes Covid, MERS and SARS-1)," External link

newindianexpress Monday, January 24, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained : "That's the outcome we're most interested in: protection against death. Against omicron, many of the vaccines have shown a reduction in efficacy against infection. And, that's why we see a lot of breakthrough infections. But, these are mostly not resulting in severe disease," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "Those are our elderly populations, immunocompromised people with underlying conditions, but also health care workers," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There's no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters, no evidence at all," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Politicians and policymakers need to start balancing the scientific and evidence-based methods we have to control COVID-19 transmission, to reduce its impact on people – particularly reducing deaths and hospitalisations, while at the same time, keeping economies open, making sure livelihoods are not impacted, because people have suffered enough” External link

maravipost Sunday, January 9, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “I have been saying repeatedly that everybody has to be masked because that is the only way now and avoid crowds and seek greater ventilation. If everybody is wearing a good quality mask then transmission can be significantly curtailed. This studies have shown,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Omicron is not the common cold! Health systems can get overwhelmed. Important to have systems to test, advise and monitor large number of patients as the surge can be sudden and huge,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Hospitalisations are also rising, mostly in unvaccinated people. Though #Omicron may cause less severe disease, a small percent of a huge number is still very large & can overwhelm health systems" "Whatever the #covidvariant, #Omicron or #delta - vaccination protects against hospitalisation and death," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "Entertainment venues are places where these viruses spread the most. It's natural to bring in some restrictions there," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Hospitalisations are also rising, mostly in unvaccinated people. Though #Omicron may cause less severe disease, a small percent of a huge number is still very large & can overwhelm health systems" "Whatever the #covidvariant, #Omicron or #delta - vaccination protects against hospitalisation and death," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Countries should look at their own data: people who are dying which vaccine did they take and how long ago did they have it, which population group should be targetted. This is how we learn about the immunity. What we know now is the neutralising antibody responses do wane over a period of time, at about 6 months,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “In fact, some studies have shown that it may be preferable to use a different vaccine as a booster. Given the available data, I think countries can formulate their own policy based on their immune responses and the other factors such as cold storage, affordability. But, I think India is in a good position regarding number of vaccines available at hand,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We need clinical studies and not just lab-based studies. So, what the WHO is really saying now is that our goals remain the same. We have to save the most vulnerable. Give them boosters. But at the same time, we do not have enough evidence that the entire population needs boosters. This is why the WHO is calling for a science-based approach in a way that we protect the most vulnerable but at the same time don’t deprive those who need the vaccine,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So far that we have on this mix and match or combination have not included Corbevax. There is data on the Covavax that has been tried as a booster. Whether you take another shot of the same vaccine as booster or administer a different one, you get a good boost. What WHO said is that what vaccine you pick as the booster dose really depends on different things such as what you have used in that country, what supplies are available, what acceptable to the public, what the costs are, etc. Whatever it is, boosters give good strengthening of the immune response as the memory cells get activated. In fact, some studies have shown that it may be preferable to use a different vaccine as a booster. Given the available data, I think countries can formulate their own policy based on their immune responses and the other factors such as cold storage, affordability. But, I think India is in a good position regarding number of vaccines available at hand,” External link

news18 Friday, December 31, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against #Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not," External link

timesofoman Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against #Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not,” External link

india Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’ve seen manufacturers delay their shipments to Covax, while we know that they are supplying other buyers, countries ,” External link

thehill Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “mas a resposta dos linfócitos T permanece, por isso as vacinas contra a covid-19 que temos devem continuar a proteger-nos” External link

Publico Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with omicron” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan declarou : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números de casos a aumentar, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão sob pressão" External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

aawsat Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números a aumentar, todos os sistemas de saúde estarão sob pressão" External link

rtp Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Provavelmente é insensato relaxar e pensar que esta é uma variante amena, que não causará doenças graves, porque acho que, com os números subindo, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão pressionados” External link

odocumento Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números aumentando, todos os sistemas de saúde estarão sob pressão" External link

correio24horas Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

standard Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

france24-en Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain,” External link

japantimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with omicron” External link

japantimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Não acreditamos que todas as vacinas se tornarão completamente ineficazes" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Claro que há um desafio, muitos dos monoclonais não funcionam com a Ômicron" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : “Provavelmente é insensato relaxar e pensar que esta é uma variante amena, que não causará doenças graves, porque acho que, com os números subindo, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão pressionados” External link

veja Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

bordermail Monday, December 20, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

bordermail Monday, December 20, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The emergence of the Omicron variant is clearly telling us that the virus is not done with us. We may be tired, we may be fatigued, we may be done with the virus. But as long as it can find opportunities to transmit itself, to continue to multiply and to replicate, it keeps looking for more people to infect. And the more it multiplies, it will mutate and change. That is just the nature of the virus and so we need to be able to live with the virus at some point and not allow it to take over our lives,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 20, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

illawarramercury Monday, December 20, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Não acreditamos que todas as vacinas se tornarão completamente ineficazes" External link

noticias-terra-br Monday, December 20, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 20, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up a global solidarity platform because it recognised that multiple small clinical trials will be done but will not be leading conclusive results," External link

business-standard Monday, December 20, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 13, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, December 13, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

thehill Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “The health sector has been immensely benefited by the accelerated use of digital tools like Aarogya Setu for contact tracing, CoWIN App for digital vaccination certificate and e-sanjeevani for telemedicine,” “Covid -19 badly impacted low and middle income countries and brought in slippages in terms of livelihood and increased global poverty rates, under-nutrition and hunger indicators. There were slippages in SDG targets for TB with 2020 seeing an increase in TB deaths. The pandemic had side effects on essential health services also,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan informed : “Member states of WHO approved global strategy on digital health in 2020 and endorsed certain strategic objectives and framework for implementation and action for global collaboration and transfer of technology, resources and investments at the national, regional and global level. This will help in aligning resources and investments to ensure sustainability and growth of digital health. Global collaboration of private public partnerships, researchers, doctors and scientists have led to development of new tools, diagnostics, vaccines, oral drugs for Covid-19,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added ( about National Health ) : “There have been rising cases of anemia, obesity and under-nutrition in India. The focus should therefore be on prevention rather than on management of disease and for that digital tool should be put to full use. A case in point is the evaluation of the e-sanjeevani project. There are plans to develop a hub and spoke model by the health and family welfare centres so that the centres can be connected to the public health centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and district hospitals towards accelerating digital healthcare for effective public health outcomes,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

gulf-times Friday, December 10, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "unfortunately, even in countries that have adequate supplies or more than adequate supplies, there is still a substantial proportion of people who have not been vaccinated -- 30%, 40%, 50% complete the course of vaccination," "So, the boosters, unfortunately, are probably not the solution to this," External link

cbs46 Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think the message is loud and clear, that it's the primary course of vaccination that is going to protect against severe disease and death. That has to be our goal," External link

cbs46 Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "unfortunately, even in countries that have adequate supplies or more than adequate supplies, there is still a substantial proportion of people who have not been vaccinated -- 30%, 40%, 50% complete the course of vaccination," "So, the boosters, unfortunately, are probably not the solution to this," External link

foxcarolina Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think the message is loud and clear, that it's the primary course of vaccination that is going to protect against severe disease and death. That has to be our goal," External link

foxcarolina Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We're working hard to support that research and development," External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A mensagem é clara, a vacina protege contra casos graves e fatais, e queremos vacinar todos os grupos vulneráveis até o final de 2021" External link

uol Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : ”At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We're working hard to support that research and development," External link

newshub Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not know that because as you know, the immune system is much more complex," "There are T cells, there are memory B cells, and so what we really need now is a coordinated research effort and not jumping to conclusions on you know, study by study" External link

cnbc Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

economictimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

wsau Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : "We're in a different situation today than we were at the beginning of 2020, we have tools, we know what to do. We know what works. This is something we had expected, that new variants would emerge, we've been through rounds of other variants," External link

omanobserver-om Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

noticias-r7 Monday, December 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It is possible that it could become [the] dominant variant,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we’re in a different situation to a year ago,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The fact that they’re not getting sick … that means the vaccines are still providing protection and we would hope that they would continue to provide protection,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "It is possible that it could become (the) dominant variant," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, let's hope it's milder … but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The fact that they're not getting sick … that means the vaccines are still providing protection and we would hope that they would continue to provide protection," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we’re in a different situation to a year ago,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We need to wait, lets hope it’s milder ... but it’s too early to conclude about the variant as a whole,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation compared to a year ago" External link

france24-en Saturday, December 4, 2021 1:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Até que ponto devemos ficar preocupados? Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

cartacapital Friday, December 3, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, December 3, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

illawarramercury Friday, December 3, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

dw-en Friday, December 3, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation compared to a year ago" External link

france24-en Friday, December 3, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Até que ponto devemos ficar preocupados? Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás" External link

tribunadonorte Friday, December 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan déclaré : "Le variant Delta est bien parti pour devenir le variant dominant à l'échelle mondiale, en raison de sa transmissibilité accrue" External link

lindependant Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan déclaré : "Le variant Delta est bien parti pour devenir le variant dominant à l'échelle mondiale, en raison de sa transmissibilité accrue" External link

msn-fr Friday, June 18, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "The epidemiological features that we see in India today do indicate that it's an extremely rapidly spreading variant,” the AFP quoted Swaminathan as saying. India has been seeing an uncontrolled spread of the pandemic which has led to hospitals running out of beds and the country running out of oxygen and other equipment in recent weeks. On Monday it reported more than 350,000 infections after four days of more than 400,000 daily infections. Death toll has been hovering around the 4,000 mark per day. Public Health England has already classified B.1.617.2, as a variant of concern from the earlier classification of “variant of interest” with evidence of rapid transmissibility in India, the UK and elsewhere. “B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make [it] resistant to antibodies that are generated by vaccination or by natural infection," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan dijo : "Estamos encantados con las vacunas que tenemos" External link

portafolio Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan dijo : "Necesitamos continuar apoyando la investigación y el desarrollo de más candidatas a vacunas, especialmente porque la necesidad de una vacuna de refuerzo aún no está muy clara en este momento" "Así que tenemos que estar preparados para eso en el futuro" External link

portafolio Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan declaró : “No vamos a alcanzar ningún nivel de inmunidad de la población o inmunidad de rebaño en 2021” External link

monumental Monday, January 11, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicó : “A pesar de nuestros mejores esfuerzos, las medidas actuales para controlarlo se están quedando cortas. Necesitamos desesperadamente nuevas estrategias” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 15, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT



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Soumya Swaminathan told ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "The epidemiological features that we see in India today do indicate that it's an extremely rapidly spreading variant,” the AFP quoted Swaminathan as saying. India has been seeing an uncontrolled spread of the pandemic which has led to hospitals running out of beds and the country running out of oxygen and other equipment in recent weeks. On Monday it reported more than 350,000 infections after four days of more than 400,000 daily infections. Death toll has been hovering around the 4,000 mark per day. Public Health England has already classified B.1.617.2, as a variant of concern from the earlier classification of “variant of interest” with evidence of rapid transmissibility in India, the UK and elsewhere. “B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make [it] resistant to antibodies that are generated by vaccination or by natural infection," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Кумар Гупта said ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : “As part of the exercise to share the best practices of Covid management across the world, a detailed briefing about the Amdavad Model was given to the WHO’s chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Ryan said ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "Maybe what Soumya may have been referring to, is that the number of people in our population infected is relatively low," External link

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Soumya Swaminathan said : “The pandemic has taught us that science and technology can help solve humankind’s problems, but need to be used with ethics and equity as the foundation. I look forward to working with the staff of MSSRF, and rural, tribal and coastal communities to use science for sustainable development,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “two-way communications….one would be able to send prescriptions as well as send images and do a number of other things,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have high vaccination coverage including among the elderly. What we don’t have is very high booster uptake. But we have built up a good level of protective immunity at the population level,” External link

rfi-en Saturday, January 7, 2023 3:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "While the focus perhaps is on vaccines here in this meeting, I think it is important not to forget diagnostics and therapeutics. Because the next pathogen will cause an outbreak whether or not a pandemic. We are not sure whether we will be able to develop a safe and effective vaccine successfully as it was possible for SARS-Cov 2," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We should have done it much earlier, based on the available evidence, and it is something that has cost the organisation” External link

independent-UK Thursday, November 24, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

rttnews Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “It is developed together with experts in the field, and is the agreed direction for where we – as a global research community – need to invest energy and funds to develop tests, treatments and vaccines. We thank our donors like the US government, our partners, and the scientists who work with WHO to make this possible,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:26:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

irishsun Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:27:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Esta lista de patógenos prioritários tornou-se um ponto de referência para a comunidade de pesquisa sobre onde concentrar energias para gerenciar a próxima ameaça” External link

veja Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:46:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat,” External link

wam-en Monday, November 21, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan affermato : “Questo elenco di agenti patogeni prioritari è diventato un punto di riferimento per la comunità di ricerca su dove concentrare le energie per gestire la prossima minaccia” External link

aboutpharma Monday, November 21, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "This list of priority pathogens has become a reference point for the research community on where to focus energies to manage the next threat," External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 21, 2022 5:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The main reason is that I feel an urge, after five years at the global level, to come back to more hands-on practical work in research and policy. I would like to turn all the ideas and concepts we have been promoting in the WHO into reality. I have met so many incredible people and been exposed to many good ideas and feel that I could be contributing to so many things in India. These are exciting times with so much interest and investment in health and I would like to be part of that transformation. There is a window of opportunity in India and in countries like India, which are taking health seriously, to really build strong and resilient primary health systems and empower communities. I have always wanted to live and work in India, and whenever I had an opportunity abroad, it has always been for a limited amount of time,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This was real innovation, and every time a clinical trial reported results, we would update the guidelines so that people would know which drugs were effective,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “All divisions, departments and teams should be in place and there should be no confusion as to who is doing what. Of course, we all learnt on the job as the science division was new,” External link

expressindia Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "I think it's going to be very important for the reputation and ultimately for India to remain as a leader in the generic medicine and vaccines space to prove beyond doubt that we have a very strong regulatory system," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "So, I think there's already been a number of recommendations made into strengthening and identifying some of the weaknesses in the current system and strengthening it," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are over 300 sub-varients of Omicron . I think the one that is concerning right now is XBB which is a recombinant virus. We had seen some recombinant viruses before. It is very immune evasive which means, it can overcome the antibodies. So slightly we may see another wave of infections in some countries because of XBB," External link

business-standard Friday, October 21, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

expressindia Friday, October 21, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 21, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with WHO as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

thehindu Friday, October 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "we have a very strong regulatory system" External link

thehindu Friday, October 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we now have many tools and the most important thing is vaccines," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The newly-detected recombinant XBB is more immune evasive among Omicron's 300 sub-variants. It is likely we may see a wave caused by these sub-variants. As of now, there is no data from any country that shows the newly emerged sub-variants are causing severity and leading to more hospitalisation. So we should continue to do strategic genome sequencing," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” External link

news18 Friday, October 21, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Certainly, the government is in touch with as WHO actually provided the report based on the investigation which was done to prove that it was because of the diethylene glycol contamination. It is a very serious issue and it has to be taken very seriously," External link

business-standard Friday, October 21, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines," External link

dnaindia Friday, October 21, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The newly-detected recombinant XBB is more immune evasive among Omicron's 300 sub-variants. It is likely we may see a wave caused by these sub-variants. As of now, there is no data from any country that shows the newly emerged sub-variants are causing severity and leading to more hospitalisation. So we should continue to do strategic genome sequencing," External link

timesofindia Friday, October 21, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” “As far as vaccine coverage is concerned, our goals are 100 per cent of people over the age of 60 and 100 per cent of health care and frontline workers. Then we have a goal of achieving 70 per cent of the country, but subgroups are more important because they are most likely to face morbidity and mortality,” External link

india Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Many people just think that it is just like the flu or any other respiratory infection, but more and more data is coming out on how COVID is affecting all organ systems and not just the respiratory route. It also affects the cardiovascular system and the inflammatory environment. So we have seen the risk of diabetes doubling, we have seen the risk of heart attacks…and other neurocognitive problems,” External link

india Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So we have not said that the pandemic is over, which means that all precautions and tools continued to be used. Good thing is that we have now many tools and the most important thing is vaccines,” “As far as vaccine coverage is concerned, our goals are 100 per cent of people over the age of 60 and 100 per cent of health care and frontline workers. Then we have a goal of achieving 70 per cent of the country, but subgroups are more important because they are most likely to face morbidity and mortality,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Many people just think that it is just like the flu or any other respiratory infection, but more and more data is coming out on how COVID is affecting all organ systems and not just the respiratory route. It also affects the cardiovascular system and the inflammatory environment. So we have seen the risk of diabetes doubling, we have seen the risk of heart attacks…and other neurocognitive problems,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “Using an mRNA platform will not solve that problem, though it offers a possibility for rapid development and testing of new tuberculosis vaccines. It is an exciting time for R&D in this space and Indian institutions and companies are well placed to take advantage of these technological developments as well as the existing supportive ecosystem,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 14, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Although dementia is the 7th leading cause of death globally, dementia research accounts for less than 1.5 per cent of total health research output" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 4, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan spiegato : “Sebbene la demenza sia la settima causa di morte a livello globale, la ricerca su questo tema rappresenta meno dell’1,5% della produzione totale di ricerca sanitaria” External link

aboutpharma Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained ( about Tedros Adhanom ) : “What Dr. Tedros actually said was: ‘We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic . We are not there yet, but the end is in sight. If we don’t take this opportunity now, we run the risk of more variants, more deaths, more disruption, and more uncertainty’. He also made the point that governments must increase efforts now so we can reach the end. Thus, he was actually saying governments must do the opposite of ‘letting down their guard ‘. Now we need to be increasing our guard — particularly increasing vaccination, surveillance testing, genomic sequencing to spot new variants,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : ”We are learning more about the long-term complications of COVID and the need to have clinical infrastructure in place to deal with the cardiac, neurological, metabolic and mental health sequelae of infection,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “The virus is continually adapting and staying one step ahead of us. Research into broad spectrum antivirals and pan-coronavirus vaccines is very important. Further, we need to promote coordinated interdisciplinary research into zoonotic diseases that can give rise to the next epidemic or pandemic, and develop countermeasures that are quickly repurposable to new pathogens,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 19, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The goal is to have an immune response against Covid which is both broad and long-lasting because we don’t know what the next variant is going to be. The aim should be to add as many different antigens as possible, add antigens beyond the spike protein. Ultimately, scientists would want to develop a ‘pan coronavirus vaccine’, which would be broadly protective against all the variants but also other types of Sars-CoV viruses,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Even now we see how countries like Africa have to aggressively demand vaccinations against monkeypox and some countries are hoarding them,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:38:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Genomic technologies are driving some of the most ground-breaking research happening today. Yet the benefits of these tools will not be fully realized unless they are deployed worldwide. Only through equity can science reach its full potential impact and improve health for everyone, everywhere,” External link

maravipost Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We, as far as I know, have not received any proposals for a name to replace monkeypox" External link

npr Monday, August 1, 2022 11:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “That’s a key part of the virus that attached itself to the human receptor, so we have to watch that,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan wrote : "We need to be prepared for these COVID-19 waves- each new variant will be more transmissible, and immune evasive- higher numbers infected will translate into greater hospitalizations and sickness. All countries must have a data driven plan to quickly respond to changing situations," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 15, 2022 8:13:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Genomic technologies are driving some of the most ground-breaking research happening today. Yet the benefits of these tools will not be fully realised unless they are deployed worldwide. Only through equity can science reach its full potential impact and improve health for everyone, everywhere” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It will be great to see this vaccine being rolled out in the national HPV vaccination strategies in India and globally. We have a real opportunity to eliminate cervical cancer which causes a lot of death and suffering worldwide among women,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan défend : "Les technologies génomiques sont à l'origine de certaines des recherches les plus révolutionnaires qui se déroulent aujourd'hui" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The chances of getting pan-coronaviruses vaccines are good. Researchers are using mRNA [the technology which brought us Pfizer and Moderna vaccines] to include the spike proteins of various coronaviruses to create broad [spectrum] vaccines. Research is also ongoing into nanoparticle-based vaccines and inactivated vaccines. In the next one to two years, we will see a lot of advances to protect us against multi-coronaviruses,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Mutations of viruses don’t necessarily get weaker. They can get more severe and more dangerous. The virus is changing but humans are acquiring more immunity too. We expect Covid will settle into an endemic condition, causing outbreaks and surges, but hopefully not leading to the situation that we had in 2020 and 2021 because of the immunity we have developed from vaccines and natural infection,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 9, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "What these bans do ... is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "It's unfortunate to see some countries going backward," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do...is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

syracuse Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from my own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “What these bans do … is it drives women into the hands of people who are there to exploit the situation, performing unsafe abortion and very often resulting in a huge amount of damage to their health and sometimes death,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India, that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I know from own experience, working in India , that having access to safe abortion is a life-saving measure,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It’s unfortunate to see some countries going backward,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The sub-variants that are emerging are more transmissible than the original Omicron BA.1 and there is a likelihood of waning immunity. It is a possibility that there could be mini waves every four-six months or so and hence, apart from all Covid-appropriate precautionary measures that need to be taken, it is important to also track the variant,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Ideally we should have more trials, both combinations as well as different durations of treatment and different patient groups,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “There are a number of vaccines, mRNA but also the viral vectored vaccines like AstraZeneca and J&J and the inactivated vaccines like Sinopharm and Sinovac and also Covaxin and Novavax, etc., that have been approved in different countries for different age groups. So the best thing is to follow the countries’ guidelines because all of them have looked very carefully and have made sure that the benefits of vaccination exceed the risks. And so far from the millions of children who’ve been vaccinated around the world, we know that the side effects are very rare. Of course, children can get some fevers, some pain at the site of injection, maybe some body ache which lasts for a day or two, just like adults do. Overall safety profile of these COVID vaccines has really been excellent,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 16, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “What we know from immunology is that if you give another booster, you will see a temporary increase in the neutralising antibodies. "But what we’ve also seen is that these neutralising antibodies will wane quite rapidly,” External link

themirror Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:31:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Consideramos que a primeira fase de vacinação é composta por três doses” External link

regiao-sul Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan adiantou : "Não há dados específicos que justifiquem recomendar a quarta dose de forma mais generalizada" External link

jornaldenegocios Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : "Consideramos que a primeira fase de vacinação é composta por três doses" External link

jornaldenegocios Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan warned : “we have to be prepared for the possibility that this virus might change so much that it’s able to evade existing immunity” External link

euractiv-en Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said ( about Director General ) : “For example, when I was the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), we had set up a good relationship with the Ayush Ministry to undertake clinical trials for the treatment of dengue. There is a need for multi-institutional research and focus on collaborations with academia and health systems,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “This is just in a worst-case scenario where the virus recombines, mutates or changes in a way where it may lead to overcoming the immunity that we have with the vaccines today. In such a case, we may have to update our vaccines – along the lines of influenza vaccines every year. A committee from the WHO meets twice a year and picks the most widely circulating strains that should go into the influenza vaccine,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “There will be vulnerable people – particularly the elderly, those with underlying illnesses who will get sick when Covid-19 transmission is high and some may die. However, we have the tools – diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs which must be started early to be effective. Continued surveillance is a must. There is more data emerging on aftereffects of Covid in terms of higher risk of cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease and diabetes and our health systems must be prepared to deal with that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “What we have also learnt from Covid is that all countries were unprepared for the pandemic. We had underinvested in public health. Luckily, thanks to decades of investment that happened in research and development in mRNA, other platforms, we were able to deliver vaccines in 325 days – something which no one could have predicted. Investment in science pays off and every country needs to think about that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The pandemic has impacted young children who have been out of school for two years. They will need help and support to catch up on these two years which hopefully does not become a permanent difficulty in their future career path,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 10, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We are still studying the XE recombinant closely and more information is coming. So far, there is no need to panic as it is not showing any early trends of more severe illness or greater immune evasion to vaccination,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said ( about World Tuberculosis ) : "Tuberculosis was the top infectious disease killer before Covid & will remain after. This should not be acceptable to any of us. We need to invest in better tools, data, health services, awareness, reduce stigma, provide social support - in other words, multi-sectoral action!" External link

business-standard Thursday, March 24, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “I don’t think the entire population is going to need annual vaccines,” External link

theatlantic Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We need eyes and ears everywhere,” External link

theatlantic Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Lots of lessons learnt during this pandemic to inform future R&D (research and development) and vaccine development for all infectious diseases. Appreciate having been part of these discussions,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Saturday, February 19, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 18, 2022 6:17:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

bworldcom Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

al Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Vimos o vírus evoluir, sofrer mutações, por isso sabemos que haverá mais variantes preocupantes, portanto, não estamos no fim da pandemia” External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

CBC Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It was very disappointing to see the attack on scientists and science,” External link

BangkokPost Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

dw-en Friday, February 11, 2022 9:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, February 11, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern,” External link

ibtimes Friday, February 11, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

dw-en Friday, February 11, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, February 11, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Vimos o vírus evoluir, sofrer mutações... por isso sabemos que haverá mais variantes, mais variantes preocupantes, portanto não estamos no fim da pandemia" External link

uol Friday, February 11, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate … so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

wsau Friday, February 11, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 11, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, February 11, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We have seen the virus evolve, mutate ... so we know there will be more variants, more variants of concern, so we are not at the end of the pandemic," External link

reuters-en Friday, February 11, 2022 11:49:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Heard immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

peopledaily Friday, February 4, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Herd immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

nationmultimedia Friday, February 4, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Heard immunity through natural infection is a very foolish idea we have said from the beginning because there is a huge human cost to be paid," External link

ecns Friday, February 4, 2022 3:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying, those are our elderly population, immunocompromised with underlying conditions and also health care workers,” External link

zerohedge Friday, January 28, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Not only would it protect people from current existing circulating variants, but from future variants -- and it would be broadly protective across beta coronaviruses (the family of pathogens that includes Covid, MERS and SARS-1)," External link

medindia Monday, January 24, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Not only would it protect people from current existing circulating variants, but from future variants -- and it would be broadly protective across beta coronaviruses (the family of pathogens that includes Covid, MERS and SARS-1)," External link

newindianexpress Monday, January 24, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained : "That's the outcome we're most interested in: protection against death. Against omicron, many of the vaccines have shown a reduction in efficacy against infection. And, that's why we see a lot of breakthrough infections. But, these are mostly not resulting in severe disease," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "Those are our elderly populations, immunocompromised people with underlying conditions, but also health care workers," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There's no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters, no evidence at all," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “Politicians and policymakers need to start balancing the scientific and evidence-based methods we have to control COVID-19 transmission, to reduce its impact on people – particularly reducing deaths and hospitalisations, while at the same time, keeping economies open, making sure livelihoods are not impacted, because people have suffered enough” External link

maravipost Sunday, January 9, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “I have been saying repeatedly that everybody has to be masked because that is the only way now and avoid crowds and seek greater ventilation. If everybody is wearing a good quality mask then transmission can be significantly curtailed. This studies have shown,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Omicron is not the common cold! Health systems can get overwhelmed. Important to have systems to test, advise and monitor large number of patients as the surge can be sudden and huge,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Hospitalisations are also rising, mostly in unvaccinated people. Though #Omicron may cause less severe disease, a small percent of a huge number is still very large & can overwhelm health systems" "Whatever the #covidvariant, #Omicron or #delta - vaccination protects against hospitalisation and death," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "Entertainment venues are places where these viruses spread the most. It's natural to bring in some restrictions there," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Hospitalisations are also rising, mostly in unvaccinated people. Though #Omicron may cause less severe disease, a small percent of a huge number is still very large & can overwhelm health systems" "Whatever the #covidvariant, #Omicron or #delta - vaccination protects against hospitalisation and death," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 31, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Countries should look at their own data: people who are dying which vaccine did they take and how long ago did they have it, which population group should be targetted. This is how we learn about the immunity. What we know now is the neutralising antibody responses do wane over a period of time, at about 6 months,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “In fact, some studies have shown that it may be preferable to use a different vaccine as a booster. Given the available data, I think countries can formulate their own policy based on their immune responses and the other factors such as cold storage, affordability. But, I think India is in a good position regarding number of vaccines available at hand,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We need clinical studies and not just lab-based studies. So, what the WHO is really saying now is that our goals remain the same. We have to save the most vulnerable. Give them boosters. But at the same time, we do not have enough evidence that the entire population needs boosters. This is why the WHO is calling for a science-based approach in a way that we protect the most vulnerable but at the same time don’t deprive those who need the vaccine,” External link

india Friday, December 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “So far that we have on this mix and match or combination have not included Corbevax. There is data on the Covavax that has been tried as a booster. Whether you take another shot of the same vaccine as booster or administer a different one, you get a good boost. What WHO said is that what vaccine you pick as the booster dose really depends on different things such as what you have used in that country, what supplies are available, what acceptable to the public, what the costs are, etc. Whatever it is, boosters give good strengthening of the immune response as the memory cells get activated. In fact, some studies have shown that it may be preferable to use a different vaccine as a booster. Given the available data, I think countries can formulate their own policy based on their immune responses and the other factors such as cold storage, affordability. But, I think India is in a good position regarding number of vaccines available at hand,” External link

news18 Friday, December 31, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against #Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not," External link

timesofoman Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against #Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not,” External link

india Thursday, December 30, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "As expected, T cell immunity holding up better against Omicron. This will protect us against severe disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’ve seen manufacturers delay their shipments to Covax, while we know that they are supplying other buyers, countries ,” External link

thehill Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “mas a resposta dos linfócitos T permanece, por isso as vacinas contra a covid-19 que temos devem continuar a proteger-nos” External link

Publico Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with omicron” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan declarou : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números de casos a aumentar, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão sob pressão" External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

aawsat Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números a aumentar, todos os sistemas de saúde estarão sob pressão" External link

rtp Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Provavelmente é insensato relaxar e pensar que esta é uma variante amena, que não causará doenças graves, porque acho que, com os números subindo, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão pressionados” External link

odocumento Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "É insensato pensar que esta é uma variante branda, que não causará doenças graves, porque com os números aumentando, todos os sistemas de saúde estarão sob pressão" External link

correio24horas Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

standard Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

france24-en Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : “With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain,” External link

japantimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with omicron” External link

japantimes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Não acreditamos que todas as vacinas se tornarão completamente ineficazes" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Claro que há um desafio, muitos dos monoclonais não funcionam com a Ômicron" External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : “Provavelmente é insensato relaxar e pensar que esta é uma variante amena, que não causará doenças graves, porque acho que, com os números subindo, todos os sistemas de saúde ficarão pressionados” External link

veja Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "With the numbers going up, all health systems are going to be under strain," External link

bordermail Monday, December 20, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Of course there is a challenge, many of the monoclonals will not work with Omicron" External link

bordermail Monday, December 20, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The emergence of the Omicron variant is clearly telling us that the virus is not done with us. We may be tired, we may be fatigued, we may be done with the virus. But as long as it can find opportunities to transmit itself, to continue to multiply and to replicate, it keeps looking for more people to infect. And the more it multiplies, it will mutate and change. That is just the nature of the virus and so we need to be able to live with the virus at some point and not allow it to take over our lives,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 20, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

illawarramercury Monday, December 20, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Não acreditamos que todas as vacinas se tornarão completamente ineficazes" External link

noticias-terra-br Monday, December 20, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not believe that all vaccines will become completely ineffective," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 20, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up a global solidarity platform because it recognised that multiple small clinical trials will be done but will not be leading conclusive results," External link

business-standard Monday, December 20, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Monday, December 13, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, December 13, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The people who are in the ICUs, the people who are severely ill and the people who are dying are the unvaccinated,” External link

thehill Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “The health sector has been immensely benefited by the accelerated use of digital tools like Aarogya Setu for contact tracing, CoWIN App for digital vaccination certificate and e-sanjeevani for telemedicine,” “Covid -19 badly impacted low and middle income countries and brought in slippages in terms of livelihood and increased global poverty rates, under-nutrition and hunger indicators. There were slippages in SDG targets for TB with 2020 seeing an increase in TB deaths. The pandemic had side effects on essential health services also,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan informed : “Member states of WHO approved global strategy on digital health in 2020 and endorsed certain strategic objectives and framework for implementation and action for global collaboration and transfer of technology, resources and investments at the national, regional and global level. This will help in aligning resources and investments to ensure sustainability and growth of digital health. Global collaboration of private public partnerships, researchers, doctors and scientists have led to development of new tools, diagnostics, vaccines, oral drugs for Covid-19,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added ( about National Health ) : “There have been rising cases of anemia, obesity and under-nutrition in India. The focus should therefore be on prevention rather than on management of disease and for that digital tool should be put to full use. A case in point is the evaluation of the e-sanjeevani project. There are plans to develop a hub and spoke model by the health and family welfare centres so that the centres can be connected to the public health centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and district hospitals towards accelerating digital healthcare for effective public health outcomes,” External link

financialexpress Friday, December 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

gulf-times Friday, December 10, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "unfortunately, even in countries that have adequate supplies or more than adequate supplies, there is still a substantial proportion of people who have not been vaccinated -- 30%, 40%, 50% complete the course of vaccination," "So, the boosters, unfortunately, are probably not the solution to this," External link

cbs46 Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think the message is loud and clear, that it's the primary course of vaccination that is going to protect against severe disease and death. That has to be our goal," External link

cbs46 Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "unfortunately, even in countries that have adequate supplies or more than adequate supplies, there is still a substantial proportion of people who have not been vaccinated -- 30%, 40%, 50% complete the course of vaccination," "So, the boosters, unfortunately, are probably not the solution to this," External link

foxcarolina Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think the message is loud and clear, that it's the primary course of vaccination that is going to protect against severe disease and death. That has to be our goal," External link

foxcarolina Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We're working hard to support that research and development," External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A mensagem é clara, a vacina protege contra casos graves e fatais, e queremos vacinar todos os grupos vulneráveis até o final de 2021" External link

uol Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : ”At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We're working hard to support that research and development," External link

newshub Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We do not know that because as you know, the immune system is much more complex," "There are T cells, there are memory B cells, and so what we really need now is a coordinated research effort and not jumping to conclusions on you know, study by study" External link

cnbc Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

cknw Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “At this point, the benefits that we will get from reaching those people who have not received primary courses of vaccination are going to be higher than giving additional doses to those who have already completed a primary course,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

economictimes Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Wholesale boosters are not the solution," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We’re working hard to support that research and development,” External link

wsau Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : "We're in a different situation today than we were at the beginning of 2020, we have tools, we know what to do. We know what works. This is something we had expected, that new variants would emerge, we've been through rounds of other variants," External link

omanobserver-om Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

noticias-r7 Monday, December 6, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “It is possible that it could become [the] dominant variant,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we’re in a different situation to a year ago,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “The fact that they’re not getting sick … that means the vaccines are still providing protection and we would hope that they would continue to provide protection,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "It is possible that it could become (the) dominant variant," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, let's hope it's milder … but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The fact that they're not getting sick … that means the vaccines are still providing protection and we would hope that they would continue to provide protection," External link

CBC Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicou : “Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “How worried should we be? We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we’re in a different situation to a year ago,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We need to wait, lets hope it’s milder ... but it’s too early to conclude about the variant as a whole,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation compared to a year ago" External link

france24-en Saturday, December 4, 2021 1:44:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Até que ponto devemos ficar preocupados? Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás” External link

cartacapital Friday, December 3, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, December 3, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

illawarramercury Friday, December 3, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation to a year ago," External link

dw-en Friday, December 3, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to wait, lets hope it's milder ... but it's too early to conclude about the variant as a whole," External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We need to be prepared and cautious, not panic, because we're in a different situation compared to a year ago" External link

france24-en Friday, December 3, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Até que ponto devemos ficar preocupados? Precisamos estar preparados e cautelosos, não entrar em pânico, porque estamos em uma situação diferente de um ano atrás" External link

tribunadonorte Friday, December 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan déclaré : "Le variant Delta est bien parti pour devenir le variant dominant à l'échelle mondiale, en raison de sa transmissibilité accrue" External link

lindependant Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan déclaré : "Le variant Delta est bien parti pour devenir le variant dominant à l'échelle mondiale, en raison de sa transmissibilité accrue" External link

msn-fr Friday, June 18, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan told ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "The epidemiological features that we see in India today do indicate that it's an extremely rapidly spreading variant,” the AFP quoted Swaminathan as saying. India has been seeing an uncontrolled spread of the pandemic which has led to hospitals running out of beds and the country running out of oxygen and other equipment in recent weeks. On Monday it reported more than 350,000 infections after four days of more than 400,000 daily infections. Death toll has been hovering around the 4,000 mark per day. Public Health England has already classified B.1.617.2, as a variant of concern from the earlier classification of “variant of interest” with evidence of rapid transmissibility in India, the UK and elsewhere. “B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make [it] resistant to antibodies that are generated by vaccination or by natural infection," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan dijo : "Estamos encantados con las vacunas que tenemos" External link

portafolio Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan dijo : "Necesitamos continuar apoyando la investigación y el desarrollo de más candidatas a vacunas, especialmente porque la necesidad de una vacuna de refuerzo aún no está muy clara en este momento" "Así que tenemos que estar preparados para eso en el futuro" External link

portafolio Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan declaró : “No vamos a alcanzar ningún nivel de inmunidad de la población o inmunidad de rebaño en 2021” External link

monumental Monday, January 11, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explicó : “A pesar de nuestros mejores esfuerzos, las medidas actuales para controlarlo se están quedando cortas. Necesitamos desesperadamente nuevas estrategias” External link

reliefWeb Friday, November 15, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT



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Names Lang Count
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Soumya Swaminathan told ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "The epidemiological features that we see in India today do indicate that it's an extremely rapidly spreading variant,” the AFP quoted Swaminathan as saying. India has been seeing an uncontrolled spread of the pandemic which has led to hospitals running out of beds and the country running out of oxygen and other equipment in recent weeks. On Monday it reported more than 350,000 infections after four days of more than 400,000 daily infections. Death toll has been hovering around the 4,000 mark per day. Public Health England has already classified B.1.617.2, as a variant of concern from the earlier classification of “variant of interest” with evidence of rapid transmissibility in India, the UK and elsewhere. “B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make [it] resistant to antibodies that are generated by vaccination or by natural infection," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Кумар Гупта said ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : “As part of the exercise to share the best practices of Covid management across the world, a detailed briefing about the Amdavad Model was given to the WHO’s chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Ryan said ( about Soumya Swaminathan ) : "Maybe what Soumya may have been referring to, is that the number of people in our population infected is relatively low," External link

abc-au Friday, May 15, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT