© 2021 Maine Public
header.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Nirav Shah: Maine CDC Director Addresses Surging Covid Numbers & Prospects for a Vaccine

49666575817_2ce9680c0b_k_0.jpg
Robert F. Bukaty / AP
/

The rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in Maine mirrors what's happening elsewhere, but is alarming for a state that has maintained some of the lowest rates in the country. 

Nirav Shah, director, Maine CDC, joins us to discuss the strategy and outlook for containing the virus as well as administering the vaccine to Mainers, and answers listener questions.

Resources

Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.