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Shahid Jameel

Shahid Jameel

The writer is CEO of The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, New Delhi.

Experts Explain: Viruses, their variants, and vaccines
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Over the past week, significant new research has been published on the variants of the novel coronavirus that have emerged in several countries. Two of India's most eminent virologists, who have been explaining a range of issues around the virus and vaccine in The Indian Express, summarise the new findings and evaluate the concerns they raise.

Experts Explain: How do Covid-19 vaccines work, and do they help?
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine: Five days into India's mass vaccination programme, there are some concerns over vaccine hesitancy. At this crucial moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, two of the country’s most eminent vaccine scientists weigh in on some old and new questions.

Explained: The mutation of viruses, and the new Covid-19 variant in UK
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

Fast-spreading UK-type variants of SARS-CoV-2 could also develop independently in India. Ignorance cannot be bliss. One basic element of disease surveillance is adequate coverage and density to catch events before they spread widely. Much more genome sequencing is critical.

News on Covid-19 vaccines is encouraging. But the devil remains in the details
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

High levels of safety and efficacy in a large and diverse volunteer population are still based on short-term analyses, without having gone through either a longer follow-up or the scrutiny of peer review.

Like SARS and MERS, India may escape Coronavirus, but we need to invest, build capacity and be ready
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

With multiple cities in China under a public health lockdown, global supply chains of various essential products and consumer goods are likely to be affected. This should be particularly worrisome for India, which has a roughly $93 billion total trade and about $57 billion trade imbalance with China.

The Lab-newsroom disconnect
Fri, Mar 08, 2019

Media has been wanting in building public interest in science.

The Anatomy Of Autonomy
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Independence without adequate funds, leadership will not help universities flourish