The recent trend in India's mortality curve is disturbing as the number of deaths due to the coronavirus have almost tripled in the last seven days.
Soumya Swaminathan said SARS-CoV2 virus may not disappear, but it is not going to cause the kind of impact and panic it caused over the last two years.
Union health minister announced Government of India will resume Vaccine Maitri, an initiative to provide Covid vaccines to countries around the world and also fulfil its responsibility under Covax.
On the use of drugs like Remdesivir, HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid treatment, she said as of now, there is no evidence that HCQ or Ivermectin have any role to play in reducing mortality or morbidity.
'We believe clearly that the data does not indicate that boosters are needed,' Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said at a news conference in Geneva
COVID jabs may not provide absolute protection but reduces risk of death, complications: Soumya Swaminathan
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said there will be a need to be on guard in the months to come as well.
Mandaviya meets WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, discusses health body's approval for Covaxin
All documents required for EUL have been submitted by Bharat Biotech for COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to the World Health Organization.
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According to the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update issued by the WHO on June 15, the Delta variant is now being reported in about 80 countries around the world.
This drug was classified as a possible therapy for mildly symptomatic patients "based on low certainty of evidence" in the latest national clinical guidelines for Covid-19 treatment.
Soumya Swaminathan said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, which was first detected in India last October, was clearly a contributing factor to the catastrophe.
The PPP is chaired by UK Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, and has the remit to report to world leaders at June's UK-hosted G7 Summit in Cornwall.