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Indian variant driving catastrophic second wave: Top WHO scientist

However, Soumya Swaminathan insisted that the variant alone is not the only factor. The country may have let down its guard down with 'huge social mixing and large gatherings,' she says

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Soumya Swaminathan
Soumya Swaminathan. Photo courtesy: @doctorsoumya

Rapidly spreading Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.617) could be accelerating India's devastating second wave of the pandemic, the World Health Organization's top scientist said on Sunday.

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First Published: Sun, May 09 2021. 16:03 IST

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