Top Virologist Shahid Jameel quits as chairman of govt COVID panel

Jameel announced his plan to step down in a meeting of INSACOG held on Friday.

Days after pointing out that scientists are facing "stubborn resistance to evidence-based policy making", noted virologist Shahid Jameel quit as the head of INSACOG, a central government panel which conducts genome sequencing of coronavirus.


Jameel announced his plan to step down in a meeting of INSACOG held on Friday, said two officials who were part of it.


An official said the virologist did not give any reason for why he was quitting.


Last week, Jameel had written a piece on the second wave of coronavirus in the 'New York Times'.

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