Off The Cuff with Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

India had been among the first few countries to take World Health Organization’s warning seriously, said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO, in a conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. This is the reason the country has seen a flatter growth in a number of cases, she said.

Ms Swaminathan explained how WHO has been responding to the crisis, to new vaccine candidates as well as global drug trials and why over-crowded countries India will have to pioneer new ways at social distancing.