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.

Maine Public

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

Mal Leary / Maine Public

This is a special two-hour Maine Calling program as part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis in Maine.

Dr. Nirav Shah, the director of Maine's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, announces the latest status of COVID-19 cases in Maine as well as new developments in testing and treatment for the virus.


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