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Senator Collins’ Statement on Dr. Shah

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the announcement that Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Nirav Shah has been appointed Principal Deputy Director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


“During his tenure as Maine CDC Director, Dr. Nirav Shah’s briefings during the pandemic were a source of calm, and he provided helpful advice on how Mainers could protect themselves, their families, and their communities.  Maine is grateful for his service, and I wish him all the best on his new leadership role at the U.S. CDC.”