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As the Biden administration increases vaccine supplies to state, and Maine's mass vaccination sites offer more shots, COVID-19 cases are dropping.

Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, returns to answer your questions about COVID-19, vaccination prioritization, testing, new virus variants and more.

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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.

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Dr. Nirav Shah returns to answer questions about the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases, the start of vaccine distribution in Maine, and what to expect with the state's response to the pandemic in the new year.

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Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, joins us to discuss the arrival of the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Maine and how they will be administered, as well as the state’s response to the escalating pandemic. As always, Dr. Shah will answer listener questions about safety, face coverings, testing, contact tracing and more.


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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.

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At the beginning of this program, we will talk briefly with Maine CDC director Nirav Shah about the surging caes of Covid-19 in Maine.

Since the start of the pandemic, non-Covid medical care has had to shift gears—not only in how care is delivered to patients, but in how providers and patients have prioritized their health care. We talk about the repercussions of putting off routine or preventive care, how telemedicine is working, and how the pandemic is affecting those with chronic diseases and other serious health concerns.


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As the state sees increased COVID-19 cases yet keeps our overall positivity rate low, we talk with Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control, about the trajectory of the pandemic here in Maine.

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Although Maine is still doing well in terms of COVID-19 cases relative to other states, recent case numbers are on the upswing. We'll hear from Nirav Shah, director, Maine CDC, about the recent surge of cases in York County and how the state is dealing with the pandemic, including contact tracing, enforcement of guidelines, increased testing and more. We'll also discuss how Dr. Shah is planning to stem the spread of the virus through the months ahead. And, as always, he'll take listener questions about the coronavirus and its effects on Mainers.

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Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, joins us for an update on the pandemic and the state’s response. He’ll answer questions about recent outbreaks, face coverings, testing, contact tracing, reopening and more.

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This show is a rebroadcast of an earlier program (original air date July 14, 2020); no calls will be taken.

The use of face coverings has become a polarizing issue in Maine and nationwide. Now, Gov. Mills has issued stricter guidelines for wearing masks in public places. We discuss the many charged issues involving mask-wearing: medical reasons, state guidelines and enforcement, political symbolism, psychological effects, reasons some cannot wear masks and more.

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The use of face coverings has become a polarizing issue in Maine and nationwide. Now, Gov. Mills has issued stricter guidelines for wearing masks in public places. We discuss the many charged issues involving mask-wearing: medical reasons, state guidelines and enforcement, political symbolism, psychological effects, reasons some cannot wear masks and more.

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Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, joins us to discuss the latest in the state's efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

We'll discuss new federal funding, increased testing, outbreaks, use of protective equipment and masks, antibody tests, medications and research, and we'll take your questions.


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Nationwide, nursing homes and other congregate care facilities are hot spots for COVID-19--among residents and staff. Maine is seeing a similar pattern of outbreaks at different group care facilities across the state. What protective measures are in place, and what more can be done to stem the spread of the coronavirus?


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What is the latest on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in Maine? We talk with Governor Janet Mills and director of the Maine CDC Dr. Nirav Shah to learn about projections for new COVID-19 cases, testing updates, state preparedness, top challenges and future outlook. They will take listener questions about the virus and how it is affecting Mainers.

Guests: Governor Janet Mills

Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention


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The coronavirus crisis has now been designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization. How is Maine responding to COVID-19, especially now that there is someone who has tested positive in Maine? Our panel of experts shares the latest news on the disease and what steps the state is taking to address this public health crisis—including state testing for the virus and a newly formed state task force. 


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