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Dr. Nirav Shah: Maine CDC Director On High Covid Numbers, Vaccine Distribution, Virus Variants

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We discuss the rapid developments in how the pandemic is taking its toll in Maine. Mainers over 70 can now get vaccinated against COVID-19, but problems with supply and distribution continue to slow the process. At the same time, the spread of the virus continues at an alarming rate, and COVID-19 variants raise new concerns.

Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, returns to answer questions about these matters and more.


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.