Soumya Swaminathan

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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 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

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos esperar, espero que seja mais branda … mas é muito cedo para concluir sobre a variante como um todo” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “O fato de não estarem ficando doentes … isso significa que as vacinas ainda oferecem proteção e esperamos que continuem a fornecer proteção” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos esperar, espero que seja mais branda … mas é muito cedo para concluir sobre a variante como um todo” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “O fato de não estarem ficando doentes … isso significa que as vacinas ainda oferecem proteção e esperamos que continuem a fornecer proteção” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "the WHO is preparing for all scenarios" External link

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There is a clear relationship between inequity in access to vaccines and the development of variants," External link

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

RTERadio Friday, December 3, 2021 6:24:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

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

france24-en Friday, December 3, 2021 5:39:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “From the early reports that we have, starting with the Gauteng province where it was first observed, and then across the different provinces of South Africa, we do think it is quite infectious, quite transmissible, because South Africa has been reporting a very rapid increase in the number of cases. In fact, they’ve been doubling every day, and that suggests that this virus is highly transmissible,” External link

cnn Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

trust Friday, December 3, 2021 5:21:00 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 Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 PM 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 Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 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

CBC Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 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

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 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

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Delta accounts for 99% of infections around the world. This variant would have to be more transmissible to out-compete and become dominant worldwide. It is possible, but it’s not possible to predict,” External link

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Precisamos esperar, espero que (a cepa) seja mais amena... mas é muito cedo para tirar conclusões sobre a variante como um todo" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A Delta é responsável por 99% das infecções ao redor do mundo. Esta variante teria que ser mais transmissível para competir e se tornar dominante em todo o mundo. É possível, mas não há como prever" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 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

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Precisamos esperar, espero que (a cepa) seja mais amena... mas é muito cedo para tirar conclusões sobre a variante como um todo" External link

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A Delta é responsável por 99% das infecções ao redor do mundo. Esta variante teria que ser mais transmissível para competir e se tornar dominante em todo o mundo. É possível, mas não há como prever" External link

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Some countries are, as a precautionary principle, providing additional doses to people because they have adequate supplies, and they’re just doing it,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Vaccines are likely to have some protection,” External link

nypost Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan indicou : "Sabemos que as vacinas têm provavelmente alguma proteção" External link

jornaldenegocios Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that`s our priority while we wait to find out more about (the Omicron) variant," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 29, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that's our priority while we wait to find out more about (the Omicron) variant," External link

business-standard Monday, November 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “this is where countries need to focus on reaching those populations, rather than on giving additional doses to those who have already received a primary course,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, November 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “Caution, monitoring and early response is yet again going to be critical in dealing with the new virus variant,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have many things that we can learn from this pandemic, and the lessons should be applied not only to preventing future pandemics, but also to making sure that our health systems are strengthened, and I think that is what this particular conference is going to address. There are some very key learnings. The first is that health systems need to be agile and resilient. They need to have an adequate and well-trained health workforce. The second big lesson has been that communities are important and that in many countries that have focused on strengthening primary healthcare systems, in places where the health workers and the community have a good trusting relationship, that's where actually the response to the pandemic has worked well. Obviously, medicines, medical products and technologies, and digital tools have played a big role. Going forward, we need to see how a holistic plan for the country is developed and how best these digital technologies can help to supplement and complement the services that are being delivered in order to accelerate the sustainable development goal targets" External link

pr-inside Thursday, November 25, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "If you look at people under the age of 25, less than 0.5% of global deaths have occurred in that age group. And if you look at children less than five (years of age), it's 0.1%, and five to 10, it's also 0.1%" "So, the one thing that's clear, and that's been consistent from the beginning up to now is children certainly get infected almost as much as adults do," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have many things that we can learn from this pandemic, and the lessons should be applied not only to preventing future pandemics, but also to making sure that our health systems are strengthened, and I think that is what this particular conference is going to address. There are some very key learnings. The first is that health systems need to be agile and resilient. They need to have an adequate and well-trained health workforce. The second big lesson has been that communities are important and that in many countries that have focused on strengthening primary healthcare systems, in places where the health workers and the community have a good trusting relationship, that's where actually the response to the pandemic has worked well. Obviously, medicines, medical products and technologies, and digital tools have played a big role. Going forward, we need to see how a holistic plan for the country is developed and how best these digital technologies can help to supplement and complement the services that are being delivered in order to accelerate the sustainable development goal targets" External link

finanznachrichten-en Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that is what this particular conference is going to address," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that is what this particular conference is going to address," External link

ecns Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We are far behind in vaccinating people, particularly in Africa, who are depending on COVAX, and there is a need step up and start supplies to COVAX to meet the target,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 per cent protective. But 90 per cent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Until now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

thenational Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero,” “Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero,” “Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100%. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100% protective. But 90% is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

bworldcom Friday, October 29, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “One of the things that is now interfering in a big way is the need for boosters, more and more high income countries are going in for the booster doses and this is now sucking up the vaccine doses as well,” External link

france24-en Friday, October 29, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

france24-en Friday, October 29, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "One of the things that is now interfering in a big way is the need for boosters, more and more high income countries are going in for the booster doses and this is now sucking up the vaccine doses as well," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

CBC Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

wsau Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained : "You still see countries today with high rates of vaccination and still having increasing rates of infection ," "And the higher the rates of transmission, the danger is that you're generating new variants, which are then going to come back and infect those people, even if you are vaccinated. There's really a strong scientific argument to be made for continuing to use the other measures until everyone around the world is protected" External link

dw-en Monday, October 25, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : "A vacinação é apenas uma ferramenta. Não é uma bala de prata" External link

noticias-terra-br Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : "A vacinação é apenas uma ferramenta. Não é uma bala de prata" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are some legal documents that need to be signed by both parties before the process [WHO review of the Russian vaccine] continues, and I think this is where we are now. The Russian authorities have assured us that these documents will be signed very soon, and as soon as this is completed ... the dossier evaluation will restart again, the dialogue will restart, and then inspections will be planned," External link

ruvr-en Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are some legal documents that need to be signed by both parties before the process [WHO review of the Russian vaccine] continues, and I think this is where we are now. The Russian authorities have assured us that these documents will be signed very soon, and as soon as this is completed ... the dossier evaluation will restart again, the dialogue will restart, and then inspections will be planned," External link

rian-en Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The technical advisory group will meet on Oct 26th to consider EUL for Covaxin. WHO has been working closely with @BharatBiotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use and to expand access to populations everywhere," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 18, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The technical advisory group will meet on Oct 26th to consider EUL for Covaxin. WHO has been working closely with @BharatBiotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use and to expand access to populations everywhere," External link

irishsun Monday, October 18, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “WHO has been working closely with Bharat Biotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use to expand access to populations everywhere,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 18, 2021 5:33:00 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 dit : «car l’épidémie concerne des milliers de personnes et il se multiplie à une vitesse qu’il est très difficile d’enrayer» External link

24heures Monday, May 10, 2021 5:14:00 PM 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

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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

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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 : “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 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

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos esperar, espero que seja mais branda … mas é muito cedo para concluir sobre a variante como um todo” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “O fato de não estarem ficando doentes … isso significa que as vacinas ainda oferecem proteção e esperamos que continuem a fornecer proteção” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 8:01:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

news24 Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 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

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “Precisamos esperar, espero que seja mais branda … mas é muito cedo para concluir sobre a variante como um todo” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : “O fato de não estarem ficando doentes … isso significa que as vacinas ainda oferecem proteção e esperamos que continuem a fornecer proteção” External link

odocumento Friday, December 3, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "the WHO is preparing for all scenarios" External link

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There is a clear relationship between inequity in access to vaccines and the development of variants," External link

gazette Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30:00 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

RTERadio Friday, December 3, 2021 6:24:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 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

themalaymailonline Friday, December 3, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

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

france24-en Friday, December 3, 2021 5:39:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “From the early reports that we have, starting with the Gauteng province where it was first observed, and then across the different provinces of South Africa, we do think it is quite infectious, quite transmissible, because South Africa has been reporting a very rapid increase in the number of cases. In fact, they’ve been doubling every day, and that suggests that this virus is highly transmissible,” External link

cnn Friday, December 3, 2021 5:32:00 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

trust Friday, December 3, 2021 5:21:00 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 Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 PM 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 Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 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

CBC Friday, December 3, 2021 5:05:00 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

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 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

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Delta accounts for 99% of infections around the world. This variant would have to be more transmissible to out-compete and become dominant worldwide. It is possible, but it’s not possible to predict,” External link

wsau Friday, December 3, 2021 4:38:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

news-yahoo Friday, December 3, 2021 4:31:00 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

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Precisamos esperar, espero que (a cepa) seja mais amena... mas é muito cedo para tirar conclusões sobre a variante como um todo" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A Delta é responsável por 99% das infecções ao redor do mundo. Esta variante teria que ser mais transmissível para competir e se tornar dominante em todo o mundo. É possível, mas não há como prever" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, December 3, 2021 4:30:00 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

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "Precisamos esperar, espero que (a cepa) seja mais amena... mas é muito cedo para tirar conclusões sobre a variante como um todo" External link

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan disse : "A Delta é responsável por 99% das infecções ao redor do mundo. Esta variante teria que ser mais transmissível para competir e se tornar dominante em todo o mundo. É possível, mas não há como prever" External link

uol Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Some countries are, as a precautionary principle, providing additional doses to people because they have adequate supplies, and they’re just doing it,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “Vaccines are likely to have some protection,” External link

nypost Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan indicou : "Sabemos que as vacinas têm provavelmente alguma proteção" External link

jornaldenegocios Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that`s our priority while we wait to find out more about (the Omicron) variant," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 29, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that's our priority while we wait to find out more about (the Omicron) variant," External link

business-standard Monday, November 29, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “this is where countries need to focus on reaching those populations, rather than on giving additional doses to those who have already received a primary course,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, November 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan says : “Caution, monitoring and early response is yet again going to be critical in dealing with the new virus variant,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have many things that we can learn from this pandemic, and the lessons should be applied not only to preventing future pandemics, but also to making sure that our health systems are strengthened, and I think that is what this particular conference is going to address. There are some very key learnings. The first is that health systems need to be agile and resilient. They need to have an adequate and well-trained health workforce. The second big lesson has been that communities are important and that in many countries that have focused on strengthening primary healthcare systems, in places where the health workers and the community have a good trusting relationship, that's where actually the response to the pandemic has worked well. Obviously, medicines, medical products and technologies, and digital tools have played a big role. Going forward, we need to see how a holistic plan for the country is developed and how best these digital technologies can help to supplement and complement the services that are being delivered in order to accelerate the sustainable development goal targets" External link

pr-inside Thursday, November 25, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "If you look at people under the age of 25, less than 0.5% of global deaths have occurred in that age group. And if you look at children less than five (years of age), it's 0.1%, and five to 10, it's also 0.1%" "So, the one thing that's clear, and that's been consistent from the beginning up to now is children certainly get infected almost as much as adults do," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "We have many things that we can learn from this pandemic, and the lessons should be applied not only to preventing future pandemics, but also to making sure that our health systems are strengthened, and I think that is what this particular conference is going to address. There are some very key learnings. The first is that health systems need to be agile and resilient. They need to have an adequate and well-trained health workforce. The second big lesson has been that communities are important and that in many countries that have focused on strengthening primary healthcare systems, in places where the health workers and the community have a good trusting relationship, that's where actually the response to the pandemic has worked well. Obviously, medicines, medical products and technologies, and digital tools have played a big role. Going forward, we need to see how a holistic plan for the country is developed and how best these digital technologies can help to supplement and complement the services that are being delivered in order to accelerate the sustainable development goal targets" External link

finanznachrichten-en Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that is what this particular conference is going to address," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think that is what this particular conference is going to address," External link

ecns Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “We are far behind in vaccinating people, particularly in Africa, who are depending on COVAX, and there is a need step up and start supplies to COVAX to meet the target,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

manilatimes Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 per cent protective. But 90 per cent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Until now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

thenational Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero,” “Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero,” “Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100%. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100% protective. But 90% is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 10, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "None of the vaccines are 100 percent. Nobody has ever claimed that the vaccines are going to be 100 percent protective. But 90 percent is a wonderful amount of protection to have, compared to zero," "Till now, with the vaccines that we have approved, there has not been any signal which has been so worrying that we need to say, well, we need to re-think this vaccine" External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

bworldcom Friday, October 29, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : “One of the things that is now interfering in a big way is the need for boosters, more and more high income countries are going in for the booster doses and this is now sucking up the vaccine doses as well,” External link

france24-en Friday, October 29, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

france24-en Friday, October 29, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan added : "One of the things that is now interfering in a big way is the need for boosters, more and more high income countries are going in for the booster doses and this is now sucking up the vaccine doses as well," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

CBC Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly” External link

wsau Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "I think these volumes coming out of India will go up significantly" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan explained : "You still see countries today with high rates of vaccination and still having increasing rates of infection ," "And the higher the rates of transmission, the danger is that you're generating new variants, which are then going to come back and infect those people, even if you are vaccinated. There's really a strong scientific argument to be made for continuing to use the other measures until everyone around the world is protected" External link

dw-en Monday, October 25, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : "A vacinação é apenas uma ferramenta. Não é uma bala de prata" External link

noticias-terra-br Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan afirmou : "A vacinação é apenas uma ferramenta. Não é uma bala de prata" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are some legal documents that need to be signed by both parties before the process [WHO review of the Russian vaccine] continues, and I think this is where we are now. The Russian authorities have assured us that these documents will be signed very soon, and as soon as this is completed ... the dossier evaluation will restart again, the dialogue will restart, and then inspections will be planned," External link

ruvr-en Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "There are some legal documents that need to be signed by both parties before the process [WHO review of the Russian vaccine] continues, and I think this is where we are now. The Russian authorities have assured us that these documents will be signed very soon, and as soon as this is completed ... the dossier evaluation will restart again, the dialogue will restart, and then inspections will be planned," External link

rian-en Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The technical advisory group will meet on Oct 26th to consider EUL for Covaxin. WHO has been working closely with @BharatBiotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use and to expand access to populations everywhere," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 18, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : "The technical advisory group will meet on Oct 26th to consider EUL for Covaxin. WHO has been working closely with @BharatBiotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use and to expand access to populations everywhere," External link

irishsun Monday, October 18, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Soumya Swaminathan said : “WHO has been working closely with Bharat Biotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use to expand access to populations everywhere,” External link

timesofindia Monday, October 18, 2021 5:33:00 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 dit : «car l’épidémie concerne des milliers de personnes et il se multiplie à une vitesse qu’il est très difficile d’enrayer» External link

24heures Monday, May 10, 2021 5:14:00 PM 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

abc-au Friday, May 15, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT